Materials and Preparation
Guided Practice Worksheet: Review Capitalization
Independent Practice Worksheet: Review Capitalization
Students will identify and correct capitalization mistakes in sentences, focusing on names of people, places, days, and holidays.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Briefly discuss the importance of proper capitalization in writing. Emphasize that capitalizing the names of people, places, days, and holidays helps make writing clear and accurate.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)
Learn with an example Provide a sample sentence with a capitalization mistake: "there is a great pasta restaurant in rome italy." Discuss the key ideas: Capitalize names of people and pets. Capitalize names of months, days of the week, and holidays. Capitalize names of places, including cities, states, countries, and geographical features. Do not capitalize common words like "the" or "of" unless they begin a sentence. Mark and spot the mistakes in the sample sentence: Capitalize "Rome" and "Italy." Do not capitalize other words.
Guided Practice (5 minutes)
Students will work on the guided practice worksheet, "Review Capitalization," in pairs or groups. They will identify and circle capitalization mistakes in sentences provided.
Independent Practice (10 minutes)
Students will complete the independent practice worksheet, "Review Capitalization," individually. This worksheet contains sentences for them to correct capitalization errors.
Provide additional support by offering one-on-one assistance during independent practice. Use additional examples and provide extra practice if needed.
Challenge advanced students by asking them to create their own sentences with capitalization errors for their peers to correct.
Assessment (5 minutes)
Assess students based on their performance in the guided and independent practice, as well as their completion of the exit ticket.
Review and closing (5 minutes)
Summarize key points about capitalization. Reinforce the importance of accurate capitalization for effective communication in writing.
Address common misconceptions, such as confusion about when to capitalize certain words, by providing clear examples and practice opportunities.
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