When do we use capital letters? ALWAYSuse capital letters in the beginning of a sentence. We are going to the mall this afternoon. My dog is my best friend. Mr. Vance is the best teacher in the world!
Where else should we use them? ALWAYScapitalize the pronounI. My sister and I are best friends.
What about names? Names and titles are always capitalized. You even capitalize words like mom and dad when you are using them as their name. Jackie went to the store with Mom and Dad. Aunt Cathy and Uncle Bill are coming for supper. Last week I went to see Dr. Williams But... My mom and dad are visiting my grandma and grandpa this weekend.
Let’s see what we have learned! • Find the mistakes in these sentences… • the teacher is teaching about tigers. • My best friend and i are going swimming. • Mom and dad are washing the car.
Let’s see what we have learned! • Find the mistakes in these sentences… • The teacher is teaching about tigers. • My best friend and I are going swimming. • Mom and Dad are washing the car.
Where else are capitals used? When talking about places and geographical locations, capital letters are used. Grandma is taking me to Food City. Last week I went to Arizona. Tonya is coming with us to Dollywood. But... When talking about directions, they are not capitalized. My mom moved north of the railroad tracks. I took a vacation out west this summer.
Is there anything we forgot? Names of months, days of the week and holidays need capital letters, too. Every year Valentine’s Day is on February 14. On Monday it will be Christmas. The third Thursday in November will be Thanksgiving. When talking about seasons, we do not use capital letters. (fall, summer, winter, and spring) Although...
Time for another test! • Fix the following sentences… • my birthday is july 11, 1985. • My favorite holiday is halloween. • We are going to myrtle beach for vacation in south carolina. • Stacie and i are going skating friday. • I am giving mom a present on her birthday in may. • when i get sick i go to dr. friendly. • Let’s go to super dollar on our way home.
Time for another test! • Fix the following sentences… • My birthday is July 11, 1985. • My favorite holiday is Halloween. • We are going to Myrtle Beach for vacation. • Stacie and I are going skating Friday. • I am giving Mom a present on her birthday. • When I get sick I go to Dr. Friendly. • Let’s go to Super Dollar on our way home.
still more on proper nouns . . . . Capitalize the names of historical events. The Battle of the Bulge was an important event in World War II. The Reformation took place in the sixteenth century. and Capitalize the names of religions and religious terms. God, Christ, Christianity, Christians, Judaism, Jews
still more on proper nouns . . . . Capitalize the names of nations, nationalities, languages, and words based on such words. Somalia, Swedish, English muffin, Irish stew, Japanese maple, Jew’s harp, French horn
Practice • the germans invaded poland during world war II. • the japenese attacked pearl harbor in hawaii on december 7, 1941 to begin world war II for the united states. • i love to eat mexican food. • my neighbors are buddhists and believe in buddha.
still more on proper nouns . . . . Capitalize the names of special events. World Series, Olympics, Super Bowl and Capitalize the names of organizations, teams, institutions, and government bodies. Science Club, Girl Scouts, Tennessee Titans, University of Tennessee, Department of Education,
even more on proper nouns . . . . Capitalize the names of academic courses when they’re used as titles. He took Carpentry 101, but he did much better in his economics and English literature courses.
Proper Adjectives Proper Noun Proper Adjective Mexico Mexican carvings Queen Victoria Victorian jewelry Mars Martian landscape
even more on proper nouns . . . . Brand names . . . . Ford, Kleenex, Levi’s (not jeans), xerox on a Xerox copier, Advil (but aspirin)
we studied italy in social studies and the olympics. • world war II started in germany. • my mom’s birthday is on valentine’s day which is february 14.
the christian quoted a verse from the bible. • matt drives a nissan truck. • who were the first american settlers in north america. • I love jiffy peanut butter.