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Proud Pronouns
Capitalize the Pronoun "I"

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Capitalize the Pronoun "I" 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Capitalize the Pronoun "I"

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to capitalize the pronoun "I" in sentences.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of capitalization and focusing on the pronoun "I." Highlight how proper capitalization enhances writing.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Present an example with two simple sentences, one correctly capitalized and the other not. Example: Now I can eat dinner. Now i can eat dinner. Ask the question: "Which sentence is correct?" Key Idea: Emphasize that the word "I" should always be written in uppercase. Solution: Guide students to find and ensure the correct capitalization. Repeat the correct sentence: "Now I can eat dinner."

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the guided practice worksheet: Capitalize the Pronoun "I" In pairs or groups, students circle the correct capitalization of the pronoun "I" in sentences.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Provide students with the independent practice worksheet: Capitalize the Pronoun "I" Students individually practice capitalizing the pronoun "I" in sentences.

Differentiation

Support

Offer additional support to struggling students through one-on-one guidance or additional examples.

Extension

Challenge students by creating sentences where they need to use the pronoun "I" appropriately in a context.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Assess students based on their performance in guided and independent practice.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the importance of correctly capitalizing the pronoun "I."

Misconceptions

Highlight that "I" should always be uppercase, clearing any confusion about lowercase usage.

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