Capitalization and Punctuation


English Language Arts Grade 7 The Writing Process
Students review common rules for capitalization and comma usage. Then they learn and apply rules for usage of semicolons. Finally, students edit a passage for capitalization and punctuation errors.

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Overview

In this experience, students review common rules for capitalization and comma usage. Then they learn and apply rules for usage of semicolons. Finally, students edit a passage for capitalization and punctuation errors.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply rules for capitalization.
  • Identify and apply punctuation rules for commas and semicolons.

Duration

One class period.


Using capitalization and punctuation correctly are essential to your readers’ ability to understand your writing. Errors in your writing can make it difficult to read. In this experience, you will learn and apply common rules for capitalization and punctuation.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply rules for capitalization.
  • Identify and apply punctuation rules for commas and semicolons.


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

Q: Why did the comma break up with the question mark?

A: Because it questioned everything.

Q: Why did the comma break up with the exclamation point?

A: Because it was always yelling!


Q: Why did the comma break up with the apostrophe?

Can you answer this riddle? Suggest an answer, and then see if you can write a riddle of your own based on punctuation marks.

Post your answer

A: Because it was too possessive.

If students wrote their own riddles, have the class try to answer them.


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