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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 14 Views 111 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 2 Downloads
Teach your class the rules of capitalization with this fun, engaging lesson. Children participate in a learning activity, collaborate with peers, and practice their writing as they learn three specific rules: to always capitalize the first word of a sentence, the pronoun I, and the names of people.
K - 3rd Language Arts 93 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Capitalism and Socialism
"Is capitalism competition natural and good, or should there be systems in place to check it for the sake of our collective well-being?" Explore the complexity and history behind capitalism and socialism in Crash Course World History #33. Though he presents information quickly, Green also extensively dissects these broad economic concepts, highlighting key personalities in their development, terms such as industrial and mercantilism capitalism, as well as class struggle and communism.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The worksheet is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation.
6th - 10th Language Arts 33 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Beginnings and Endings
Are you working on punctuation? Use this excellent worksheet about how to properly begin a sentence and end it with punctuation! Learners practice capitalizing letters when appropriate, as well as choosing the correct ending punctuation. A very good worksheet is included in the plan for extra practice.
1st Language Arts 30 Views 96 Downloads
It's so hard to remember how to punctuate titles! Give your class this practice packet to help them remember. On the first page, learners review the rules for punctuating the titles of short stories, monologues, commercials, etc. Then, learners apply what they learned to the 60 sentences that follow.
8th - 9th Language Arts 54 Views 69 Downloads
Writing Lesson Plan: Stop and Go: Capitals and Periods
Examine writing using a fun, interactive format. Young writers choose a piece of their own writing to proofread for initial capitals and final periods they left out. They work independently using green stickers to add capitals and red stickers to add periods to their drafts.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 42 Views 597 Downloads
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked" begins after the narrator discusses the basic elements of each.
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 72 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 26 Views 229 Downloads
Punctuating a Paragraph
Do your fourth graders need a little help with punctuation? Use this run-on paragraph to demonstrate proofreading for capitalization, punctuation, and separating ideas into separate paragraphs. At the end of the activity, learners rewrite the information into a play, allowing them to practice quotation marks within dialogue.
4th - 5th Language Arts 78 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 29 Views 182 Downloads
Need some punctuation practice? Challenge your third or fourth graders' editing skills with a helpful worksheet on punctuation. After naming different types of punctuation marks, they rewrite a paragraph that has multiple errors in punctuation.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 72 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 50 Views 88 Downloads
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 36 Views 24 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 108 Views 1005 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