Presentation on theme: "Capitalization and Punctuation"— Presentation transcript:
1Capitalization and Punctuation A Project LA Activity
2Why?Writers use capital letters and punctuation marks to help the reader better understand what is written.
3Capital Letters We enjoyed reading the book. All sentences begin with capital letters.We enjoyed reading the book.Those girls finished cleaning the counter.
4Capital Letters Mrs. Clark asked if Amy would help. Proper nouns begin with capital letters.Mrs. Clark asked if Amy would help.Uncle Rob took us to Texas.
5Capital Letters I don’t need your help. The pronoun I is always capitalized.I don’t need your help.My aunt and I picked up the papers.
6Capital LettersA 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.
7Punctuation: PeriodA complete sentence that makes a statement ends with a period.It’s your birthday. You blow out the candle.
8Punctuation: Period Most abbreviations end with a period. Dr. Howard lives on Oak Rd. near St. Mary’s Hospital.
9Punctuation: Question Mark A question ends with a question mark.When will you be finished?
10Punctuation: Exclamation Mark A statement expression strong feeling or excitement ends with an exclamation mark.What a beautiful day it is!
11Punctuation: Comma I ate pizza, a burger, and ice cream. A comma separates things in a series.I ate pizza, a burger, and ice cream.
12Punctuation: Comma She finished her work, and then she went to bed. A comma comes before the conjunction that compounds independent clauses.She finished her work, and then she went to bed.
13Punctuation: Comma Mr. Walker, our teacher, was happy. A comma separates an interruption from the rest of the sentence.Mr. Walker, our teacher, was happy.
14Punctuation: Comma “I wanted to go,” she remarked. A comma separates quoted words from the rest of the sentence.“I wanted to go,” she remarked.
15Punctuation: Comma Miami, Florida January 6, 2003 A comma separates items in an address or date.Miami, FloridaJanuary 6, 2003
16Punctuation: ColonA colon shows the reader that a list or explanation follows.I will need the following items: scissors, paper, glue, and paint.
17Punctuation: 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.”
18Online Complete Sentence Activities Capitalization & Punctuation Practice ICapitalization & Punctuation Practice 2Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 3Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 4Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 5Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 6CapitalizationPeriods, Question Marks & Exclamation Marks