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    1. Capital Letters: Rules for Capitalization Standard: Written Conventions 1.0 students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions 1.6 Use correct capitalization

    2. Capitalize the first word in every sentence. Capitalize the pronoun I Capitalize the first word in both the salutation and the closing of a letter. My dog knows several tricks. This week I have to write an essay. Dear Service Manager, Dear Emily, Sincerely, Yours truly,

    3. Capitalize Proper Nouns Proper Nouns names a specific person, place or thing Central High School Saturday Cambodia USS Nautilus Nancy Smith

    4. Capitalize the names of persons and animals Persons Animals Monica Stone Charlayne Hunter-Gault Mohandas K. Gandhi Shamu Socks Trigger Rikki-tikki-tavi

    5. Capitalize geographical names Continents Countries Cities, Towns States Europe South America Africa Egypt Malawi Canada Miami Los Angeles New York City Tennessee California

    6. Islands Bodies of Water Streets, Highways Crete Isle of Pines Long Island Amazon River Lake Ontario Indian Ocean Main Street Eighth Street Highway 71

    7. Parks and Forests Mountains Regions Other Geographical Names Sherwood Forest Everglades National Forest Brechtel Park Mount Fuji Catskills Mount Everest the Alps the Middle East New England the West Mayan Volcano Meteor Crater

    8. NOTES In a hyphenated street number the second part of the number is not capitalized West Thirty-fourth Street Directions such as: north, south, east, west are not capitalized unless they name a particular region The South has produced many great writers. Some proper nouns consist of many short words (fewer than 5 letters) and articles a, an, and the, are not capitalized House of Representatives Ivan the Terrible

    9. Practice Page 269 Exercise 2 #1-5