Here are two 3rd grade lesson plans for capitalization. They will cover the rules for capitalizing names, titles, days and months, places, “I,” the first word in a sentence, buildings, directions, family names, historic events and documents, and organizations.
The first of the 3rd grade lesson plans for capitalization will be a review lesson. It will cover names, titles, “I,” the first word in a sentence, days and months, and places.
INTRODUCTION: Names of things are not capitalized, but names of specific things are. Examples: Days and months are always capitalized, as well as the first word in a sentence.
Write these sentences on the board:
A. INSTRUCTIONS: Count how many words in each sentence need a capital letter and put that number in the blank.
B. INSTRUCTIONS: Circle the words that need a capital letter. Hint: there are 20.
i love to travel. last june, i went to arizona and saw the grand canyon. then, i drove to new mexico to visit carlsbad caverns. someday, i want to go to europe and see the eiffel tower in paris, france.
C. INSTRUCTIONS: Write each sentence correctly.
B. I love to travel. Last June, I went to Arizona and saw the Grand Canyon. Then, I drove to New Mexico to visit Carlsbad Caverns. Someday, I want to go to Europe and see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The next lesson plan of the 3rd grade lesson plans for capitalization will cover buildings, directions, historic events and documents, family names, and organizations.
INTRODUCTION: The names of buildings and organizations are capitalized, like (write on board)
Girl Scouts of America.
Directions can be capitalized if they refer to a place, like the Southwest. Usually, a “the” comes before it. Historic events and documents are capitalized, like the French Revolution or the Magna Carta. You capitalize a family name when using it as the person’s name.
Example: My mom is so sweet. Mom, you are so sweet.
A: INSTRUCTIONS: Put a C in front of the sentences that use the proper capitalization.
B. INSTRUCTIONS: Write the following sentences correctly.
C. INSTRUCTIONS: Circle the words that should be capitalized. There are 35.
my name is sally and i just moved to denver, colorado. on saturday, i visited the denver public library. they had so many books, like where the wild things are and horton hears a who. to get a library card, I had to tell them i live at 258 park avenue. i checked out five books and the dvd madeline. after that, my mom took me to sonic. next week, mom and i are going to the denver art museum and the children’s museum of denver.
A. 1 and 3 are correct
C. My name is Sally and I just moved to Denver, Colorado. On Saturday, I visited the Denver Public Library. They had so many books, like Where the Wild Things Are and Horton Hears a Who. To get a library card, I had to tell them I live at 258 Park Avenue. I checked out five books and the DVD Madeline. After that, my mom took me to Sonic. Next week, Mom and I are going to the Denver Art Museum and the Children’s Museum of Denver.
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