Capitalization rules seem tricky to remember. However, with some practice, you can learn which words in a sentence require capital letters. Keep reading for a set of two capitalization practice worksheets. They are suitable for both beginning and more challenging levels, and each covers a different set of capitalization rules.
Capitalization Practice: Worksheet #1
This capitalization exercises worksheet is for beginning students. It gives students practice on "I" and proper nouns. It also covers the first word of a sentence, days, months, and titles of books, magazines, plays, television shows, movies, and newspapers. You can write your answers on a separate piece of paper, a Word document or take mental notes.
Which words in the following sentences need a capital letter? Write them down on a separate answer sheet. There are 25.
- my favorite books are green eggs and ham and horton hears a who.
- on sunday, i will see the movie star wars and eat at taco bell.
- terry and louis went to central park last july.
- she has a friend from london, england.
- did you know that abraham lincoln was the sixteenth president?
Print the downloadable PDF if you’d like more practice. It includes an additional capitalization exercise and answer key for easy grading.
Answers for Worksheet #1
Did you find all 25 words that need a capital letter?
- My favorite books are Green Eggs and Ham and Horton Hears a Who.
- On Sunday, I will see the movie Star Wars and eat at Taco Bell.
- Terry and Louis went to Central Park last July.
- She has a friend from London, England.
- Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president?
Capitalization Practice: Worksheet #2
This second worksheet is great for intermediate-level readers. It covers all the capitalization rules from the previous worksheet and adds rules about family names, historical events, eras, documents, directions, names of buildings and organizations, and titles of groups of people.
Look at the following sentences and determine whether each sentence is capitalized incorrectly or capitalized correctly.
- Big Ben of London is a clock.
- I drove east to the city and turned north.
- My family supports the American cancer society.
- Yellowstone National Park is a great Park.
- I work for the New York Times.
- She is a republican and proud of it.
- The Emancipation proclamation was issued in 1862.
- Buddhists have been around a very long time.
- The Sydney Opera House is a Gorgeous Building.
- The Bronze Age lasted for several thousand years.
If you’d like to print the free capitalization worksheet to write on it, download the PDF that comes with answers on the second page. It includes an additional capitalization exercise for extra practice.
Answers for Worksheet #2
Did you spot all the capitalization errors?
- incorrect - American Cancer Society
- incorrect - park
- incorrect - Republican
- incorrect - Emancipation Proclamation
- incorrect - gorgeous building
Capitalization Practice: Worksheet #3
Now that you’ve got the hang of capitalization, are you ready for some of the trickier capitalization rules? This advanced worksheet challenges students with rules about quotes, personal titles, prepositions in titles, and holidays, along with the rules above.
Rewrite these sentences on a sheet of paper to fix the errors.
- “What time is it in china?” asked my Dad.
- We traveled north for 300 miles before reaching the pacific northwest.
- Have you ever read Catcher In The Rye?
- Spring is my favorite season, though I do love the Fall because we celebrate thanksgiving.
- Mary bought a set of Tiffany China for mom’s Birthday.
Want some more capitalization practice exercises? Check out the downloadable PDF for a full printable worksheet.
Answers for Worksheet #3
Were you able to fix all the capitalization errors?
- “What time is it in China?” asked my dad.
- We traveled north for 300 miles before reaching the Pacific Northwest.
- Have you ever read Catcher in the Rye?
- Spring is my favorite season, though I do love the fall because we celebrate Thanksgiving.
- Mary bought a set of Tiffany china for mom’s birthday.
More Capitalization Exercises
If you want even more practice with capitalization, these worksheets give you the chance to master the topic.
- Use grade 1 capitalization worksheets with first graders to cover capitalizing names of people and places, the first word of a sentence, the pronoun "I", the days and months of the year, and titles.
- Capitalization worksheets for third grade review a variety of rules, such as directions, family names, names of buildings, organizations, historic events, and official documents.
- Upper elementary students can use fourth grade capitalization worksheets to review everything they learned in previous grades.
- Advanced students can put all their capitalization skills to the test with a capitalization quiz.
Capitalize on Capitalization Rules
The rules of capitalization are straightforward and simple to practice. However, once you start mastering capitalization, you’ll find that there are some irregular capitalization rules as well. Memorizing these rules is easy if you read a lot, take time to learn the rules, and correct errors when you make them. Learn all about the special cases for capitalization and avoid making preventable grammar mistakes.