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Capitalization

  1. 1. Grammar<br />3rd grade<br />By Adriana Sanchez<br />
  2. 2. Capitalization<br />ESSENTIAL QUESTION<br /> WHY do we use capital letters?<br />Share with a partner and write an example on your whiteboard. <br />
  3. 3. Capitalization is used:<br />(Write an example on your whiteboard for each of the following)<br />In proper nouns and proper adjectives<br />California raisins<br />The Spanish language<br />Beverly Clearly<br />
  4. 4. Words used as names<br />Capitalize mother, father, aunt, and uncle when used as names<br />Dad asked us to go to the mall with Mom and him.<br />Titles used with names<br />President Abraham Lincoln<br />Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />Mayor Barbara Long<br />
  5. 5. Abbreviations<br />Mr. (mister)<br />ABC ( American Broadcasting Company)<br />NFL (National Football Leage)<br />Titles<br />Capitalize the first word of the title, the last word, and every important word in between<br />Highlights for Children (magazine)<br />“When You Wish Upon a Star” (song)<br />Beauty and the Beast (movie)<br />When I was Young in the Mountains (book)<br />
  6. 6. First words<br />Capitalize the first word of every sentence.<br />The first day at a new school is not easy.<br />Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation.<br />The teacher said, “Welcome to my class, Jamie!”<br />Days, months, countries, states, cities, continents, planets, streets, buildings, bodies of water, landforms.<br />(search for examples of these in your SSB)<br />

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