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1 Capitalization and Punctuation A Project LA Activity

2 Why? Writers use capital letters and punctuation marks to help the reader better understand what is written.

3 Capital Letters All sentences begin with capital letters. W e enjoyed reading the book. T hose girls finished cleaning the counter.

4 Capital Letters Proper nouns begin with capital letters. M rs. C lark asked if A my would help. U ncle R ob took us to T exas.

5 Capital Letters The pronoun I is always capitalized. I dont need your help. My aunt and I picked up the papers.

6 Capital Letters A 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 T om S awyer. She saw S now W hite when she was five years old.

7 Punctuation: Period A complete sentence that makes a statement ends with a period. Its your birthday. You blow out the candle.

8 Punctuation: Period Most abbreviations end with a period. Dr. Howard lives on Oak Rd. near St. Marys Hospital.

9 Punctuation: Question Mark A question ends with a question mark. When will you be finished ?

10 Punctuation: Exclamation Mark A statement expression strong feeling or excitement ends with an exclamation mark. What a beautiful day it is !

11 Punctuation: Comma A comma separates things in a series. I ate pizza, a burger, and ice cream.

12 Punctuation: Comma A comma comes before the conjunction that compounds independent clauses. She finished her work, and then she went to bed.

13 Punctuation: Comma A comma separates an interruption from the rest of the sentence. Mr. Walker, our teacher, was happy.

14 Punctuation: Comma A comma separates quoted words from the rest of the sentence. I wanted to go, she remarked.

15 Punctuation: Comma A comma separates items in an address or date. Miami, Florida January 6, 2003

16 Punctuation: Colon A colon shows the reader that a list or explanation follows. I will need the following items : scissors, paper, glue, and paint.

17 Punctuation: 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.

18 Online Complete Sentence Activities Capitalization & Punctuation Practice I Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 2 Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 3 Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 4 Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 5 Capitalization & Punctuation Practice 6 Capitalization Periods, Question Marks & Exclamation Marks


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