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Second Grade Standard WC 1.6 Capitalization Capitalize: - words at the beginning of sentences - all proper nouns - titles and initial of people - greetings.

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1 Second Grade Standard WC 1.6 Capitalization Capitalize: - words at the beginning of sentences - all proper nouns - titles and initial of people - greetings - months and days of the week Capitals

2 Here are examples of capitalizing sentence beginnings: Incorrect: that monkey has an orange tail. Correct: That monkey has an orange tail. Here are two more examples: Incorrect: will you get the Sunday paper out of the mailbox? Correct: Will you get the Sunday paper out of the mailbox? Incorrect: why is Joe yelling at you? Correct: Why is Joe yelling at you? The beginning of a sentence is the first letter of the first word in a sentence. This letter should always be capitalized.

3 1) what is your favorite pizza topping? What is your favorite pizza topping? 2) Finally, my parents have agreed to buy me a pony. finally, my parents have agreed to buy me a pony. 3) my best friend, Carlos, is the new captain of the Galaxy. My best friend, Carlos, is the new captain of the Galaxy. 4) packing for a camping trip is a difficult task. Packing for a camping trip is a difficult task. Lets Try Some Together.

4 While a noun names a person, place, thing, or idea a proper noun gets more specific. It gives us the actual name of the person, place, thing, or idea. man/James woman/Julie state/California company/IBM, General Motors store/Stater Bros. restaurant/Applebees lake/Lake Arrowhead countries/America, Canada, Mexico waitress/Betty chair/La-Z-Boy soldier/Lieutenant Mark Davis river/Mississippi River school/Redlands Elementary Capitalize all Proper Names

5 Every man was dressed in uniform but James was by far the most dashing. Man = common noun; James = proper noun. We loved every state on the western coast but California was my favorite. State = common noun; California = proper noun. Lieutenant Mark Davis is a soldier in the United States Army. Soldier = common noun; Lieutenant Mark Davis = proper noun. When we go to our favorite restaurant, Applebees, we always ask for Betty, our favorite waitress. Restaurant, waitress = common noun; Applebees, Betty = proper noun.

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11 Which underlined word should be captialized? Mom went to vons to buy milk and eggs. 1) went 2) vons 3) buy 4) eggs

12 1) James went to sea world. 2) james went to Sea World. 3) james went to sea world. 4) James went to Sea World. Which is written correctly?

13 1) my family went on vacation to oregon this summer. 2) My family went on vacation to oregon this Summer. 3) My family went on vacation to Oregon this summer. 4) my Family went on vacation to Oregon this summer.

14 1)My sister goes to dance and tap class after school. 2)My sister goes to Dance and tap class after school. 3) My sister goes to dance and tap class after School. 4) My Sister goes to dance and tap class after school.

15 Meriwether Lewis Susan B. Anthony J. F. Cooper Capitalize the names of people and the initials that stand for their names.

16 General Lee Sen. John Glenn Mrs. Adams Lieutenant Clark say, Yes, Captain, Ill go with you. Capitalize a title or an abbreviation of a title when it comes before a persons name or when it is used instead of a name.

17 president lincoln martha washington thomas edison general andrew jackson j.k. rowling Fix these with a partner! President Lincoln Martha Washington Thomas Edison General Andrew Jackson J.K. Rowling

18 M. Miller, M.D. Dr. Miller Mrs. Smith Ms. Lopez Robert Ayers Jr. Capitalize the names and abbreviations of titles and academic degrees. For example Dr., Mr. Mrs. Ms., & Jr. and Sr.

19 1) I can't wait to see cousin Angie. I can't wait to see Cousin Angie. 2) Please, Mrs. Smith can I go? Please, mrs. Smith can I go? 3) I saw dr. williams yesterday. I saw Dr. Williams yesterday. 4) Andrew Jr. looks just like his dad. Andrew jr. looks just like his dad. Lets Try Some Together!

20 Dear Madam Dear Uncle Anderson Dear Grandma Dear Mrs. Bucks Dear Sir My dearest Aunt, Greetings! Capitalize all of the important words in a greeting.

21 Sincerely yours, With warm regards, Sincerely, Truly yours, With best wishes, Love, Love from, Capitalize the first word in the closing of a letter.

22 1) my dear alexis, My dear Alexis, 2) dearest aunt robinson, Dearest Aunt Robinson, 3) sincerely yours, Sincerely yours, 4) yours respectfully, Yours respectfully, 5) thanks, Thanks, Lets Try Some Together!

23 Thursday April Memorial Day summer Capitalize names of days of the week, months of the year, and holidays. Do not capitalize names of the seasons.

24 Tuesday May Independence Day July Mothers Day Wednesday Thanksgiving December winter Lets Try Some Together! Tuesday May Independence Day July Mothers Day Wednesday Thanksgiving December winter

25 Social studies is the subject I like. Social studies is the subject i like. Always capitalize the pronoun I. Little i never stands alone! CORRECT INCORRECT


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