Capitalization (Grades 4-6)

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Introduce the rules of capitalization with our Capitalization Lesson Plan.  This lesson guides students to identify and apply the rules correctly to develop their writing and editing skills. Working in pairs, students leverage peer learning to increase their awareness and use of capitalized letters.  Bridge to modern technology by discussing the purpose of capitalizing words and impact of using the rules of capitalization when emailing or texting.

Capitalization Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Capitalization.
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students the ability to identify and use the rules of capitalization correctly.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Introduce the rules of capitalization with our Capitalization Lesson Plan.  This lesson guides students to identify and apply the rules correctly to develop their writing and editing skills. Working in pairs, students leverage peer learning to increase their awareness and use of capitalized letters.  Bridge to modern technology by discussing the purpose of capitalizing words and impact of using the rules of capitalization when emailing or texting.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Display this sentence: the capital of the united states is new york, and abraham lincoln is currently america’s president.
  2. Ask students: What is wrong with the sentence?
  3. Allow for responses. The students will answer that the facts are wrong, but hopefully will also correct the capitalization errors.
  4. Distribute the Capitalization content page. Read and review the capitalization rules with the students.
  5. Give students extra examples for each rule until they have an understanding of the content.
  6. Distribute the Activity page. Review the instructions.
  7. Pair students and allow sufficient time to complete the work.
  8. Once completed, allow students to share the results of their work. (When reading answers, tell students to identify the capitalized letters.)
  9. Distribute the Practice page, either as an in-class assignment or use as a quiz.
  10. Review the correct answers with the students.
  11. Distribute the homework and review and check the next day by allowing students to display some of the responses. (Answers will vary.)
  12. In closing the lesson, ask: What is the purpose of capitalizing words?
  13. Allow for responses and discussion.
  14. Ask students if they will be more careful when emailing or texting friends.
  15. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2.A CCCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1- 2 class sessions Teaching Materials/

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Language Arts