Capitalization and Punctuation


English Language Arts Grade 4 The Writing Process
Students learn and apply the rules for capitalization, apostrophe and comma usage, and quotation marks in dialogue. Then they write an explanation of the importance of capitalization and punctuation and summarize the rules for a younger audience.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn and apply the rules for capitalization, apostrophe and comma usage, and quotation marks in dialogue. Then they write an explanation of the importance of capitalization and punctuation and summarize the rules for a younger audience.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply the rules for capitalization.
  • Identify and apply usage of apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks.

Duration

One to two class periods.


When writing, using capital letters and punctuation correctly helps your readers understand your message. In this experience, you will learn some of the rules for using capital letters, punctuation, and quotation marks.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply the rules for capitalization.
  • Identify and apply usage of apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks.


punctuation mark cartoon figures: exclamation point, comma, question mark and period

As a class, see how many English punctuation marks you can name. If someone has already named the one you are thinking of, try to think of a different one. 



Depending on how specific you are (e.g., does dash count as one or as three, separating out the hyphen, en-dash, and em-dash), there are 12–16 English punctuation marks:

  • period or full stop (.)
  • comma (,)
  • question mark (?)
  • exclamation mark (!)
  • apostrophe (‘)
  • quotation mark (“”)
  • colon ( : )
  • semicolon (;)
  • ellipsis (...)
  • hyphen (-)
  • n-dash (–)
  • m-dash (—)
  • slash (/)
  • parenthesis ( )
  • brackets [ ]
Students may list other symbols that aren’t punctuation, such as @, &, and math symbols.


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