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Title: Capitalization and Punctuation


1
Capitalization and Punctuation
  • A Project LA Activity

2
Why?
  • Writers use capital letters and punctuation marks
    to help the reader better understand what is
    written.

3
Capital Letters
  • All sentences begin with capital letters.
  • We enjoyed reading the book.
  • Those girls finished cleaning the counter.

4
Capital Letters
  • Proper nouns begin with capital letters.
  • Mrs. Clark asked if Amy would help.
  • Uncle Rob took us to Texas.

5
Capital Letters
  • The pronoun I is always capitalized.
  • I dont need your help.
  • My aunt and I picked up the papers.

6
Capital Letters
  • A capital letter begins the first, last, and any
    important word in the title of a book, magazine,
    song, movie, poem, or other work.
  • Read the last chapter of Tom Sawyer.
  • She saw Snow White when she was five years old.

7
Punctuation Period
  • A complete sentence that makes a statement ends
    with a period.
  • Its your birthday. You blow out the candle.

8
Punctuation Period
  • Most abbreviations end with a period.
  • Dr. Howard lives on Oak Rd. near St. Marys
    Hospital.

9
Punctuation Question Mark
  • A question ends with a question mark.
  • When will you be finished?

10
Punctuation Exclamation Mark
  • A statement expression strong feeling or
    excitement ends with an exclamation mark.
  • What a beautiful day it is!

11
Punctuation Comma
  • A comma separates things in a series.
  • I ate pizza, a burger, and ice cream.

12
Punctuation Comma
  • A comma comes before the conjunction that
    compounds independent clauses.
  • She finished her work, and then she went to bed.

13
Punctuation Comma
  • A comma separates an interruption from the rest
    of the sentence.
  • Mr. Walker, our teacher, was happy.

14
Punctuation Comma
  • A comma separates quoted words from the rest of
    the sentence.
  • I wanted to go, she remarked.

15
Punctuation Comma
  • A comma separates items in an address or date.
  • Miami, Florida
  • January 6, 2003

16
Punctuation Colon
  • A colon shows the reader that a list or
    explanation follows.
  • I will need the following items scissors,
    paper, glue, and paint.

17
Punctuation Quotation Marks
  • Quotation marks are used to identify the exact
    words of a speaker .
  • President Bush said, We will not tire, we will
    not falter, and we will not fail.

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Online Complete Sentence Activities
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice I
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice 2
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice 3
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice 4
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice 5
  • Capitalization Punctuation Practice 6
  • Capitalization
  • Periods, Question Marks Exclamation Marks
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