Capitalization and Punctuation


English Language Arts Grade 5 The Writing Process
Students learn and apply the rules for capitalizing abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations. Then they learn comma usage for compound and complex sentences. Next they learn and apply the rules for using italics or underlining for emphasis and titles and how to punctuate dialogue. Finally, they summarize the rules for a younger audience.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn and apply the rules for capitalizing abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations. Then they learn comma usage for compound and complex sentences. Next they learn and apply the rules for using italics or underlining for emphasis and titles and how to punctuate dialogue. Finally, they summarize the rules for a younger audience.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply the rules for capitalizing abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations.
  • Identify and apply comma usage for compound and complex sentences.
  • Identify italics and underlining for emphasis and titles.
  • Apply punctuation in dialogue.

Duration

One to two class periods.


Writing is one major way to communicate our thoughts and ideas to others. In order to clearly communicate your ideas, you need to make sure you are correctly using capitalization and punctuation. In this experience, you will learn and apply rules for capital letters, commas, italics, and quotation marks.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply the rules for capitalizing abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations.
  • Identify and apply comma usage for compound and complex sentences.
  • Identify italics and underlining for emphasis and titles.
  • Apply punctuation in dialogue.


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

Drawing on what you know about punctuation marks, write a caption for the image shown above. Use your imagination!



Some students may struggle to come up with a caption. Encourage students to be creative, but they can provide a literal caption if necessary.

Sample captions:

  • Oh! Stop it, that tickles. Who me?
  • Meet us at the end.
  • Punctuation marks are your friends.
  • We always have the last word.


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