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Spanish Punctuation & Capitalization
Grammar rules in all languages, but that doesn't mean it's the same from English to Spanish. This informational webpage describes the similarities and differences between English and Spanish for the following: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, capitalization, and various other less common symbols.
6th - 12th Languages 27 Views 20 Downloads
Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma
The Oxford comma, who'd have thunk it would be at the center of a great debate? Also known as the serial comma, this pesky piece of punctuation premiers as the star of a short video that investigates the question "To use, or not to use.
3 mins 5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Stop! Do you need a period at the end of that sentence? Learners work together to place periods appropriately in a paragraph written on poster board. They edit and correct the paragraph for punctuation and capitalization to show knowledge of a complete sentence.
K - 3rd Language Arts 7 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars practice correct punctuation and capitalization in paragraph writing. In this punctuation and capitalization activity, students read a paragraph in a group and place stop signs for period marks. Young scholars use a red pen to correct capitalization errors and write the edited paragraph on their paper.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
What's In a Noun: Grammar and Usage
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation.
5th - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 987 Downloads
Punctuation and Capitalization Pretest
This test could be quite challenging for a 5th grader, but as they say, practice makes perfect. There are 44 multiple choice questions where the correct sentence must be chosen. This is an online test that covers punctuation, capitalization, and writing numbers.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Punctuation and Conversation
Sixth graders explore language arts by answering study questions. In this punctuation usage lesson, 6th graders read several sentences and identify the correct punctuation that should be used in the sentence. Students complete an animal vocabulary graphic organizer and share their answers with their peers.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Plagiarism, Punctuation, Capitalization
Plagiarism, punctuation, and capitalization are the focus of this presentation which outlines the rules for using information from another source. Examples contrast improper use of source material to correct citation format. Both high school and college learners would benefit from this presentation, and it might prove helpful in avoiding future issues.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Letter Writing and Snail Mail Relay
Use proper letter format and grammar to participate in a mail relay. After completing a pre-test about their knowledge of proper letter format, middle and high schoolers write letters to pupils in other high schools, which are relayed around the country.
8th - 10th Language Arts 19 Views 225 Downloads
In the context of reading Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (or any pumpkin reading), young editors explore correct punctuation by listening to a short reading with no punctuation. They indicate whether a period or question mark should end unpunctuated sentences by holding up appropriate sticks.
1st - 4th Language Arts 13 Views 172 Downloads
Improving a Paragraph 4
Assign a paragraph a day! For the first four days, class members will need to focus in order to improve a paragraph and make it their own. Revision suggestions are given for each prompt. On the fifth day, give writers the chance to compose their own paragraph.
6th - 9th Language Arts 46 Views 84 Downloads
Third, fourth, and fifth graders practice the correct usage of grammar rules through the editing and correction of a variety of poorly written paragraphs. You create (or find) the paragraphs, as they are not provided here. And be sure to cut and laminate stop signs as well!
3rd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads