Lesson Plan:

Capitalize Your Story

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July 28, 2015
by Natalie Chari

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to properly capitalize sentences and proper nouns.

Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell the students that today, they're going to learn about capitalization.
  • Capital letters are mostly used as the first letter of proper nouns (the name of something or someone) and the first letter of sentences.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Write three sentences on the board. Some examples are: They have to go to school. My cousins live in Canada. That hat belongs to Tom.
  • Circle the capital letters.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Ask the students to write a few sentences describing themselves.
  • Once they're done, have them exchange their papers with their peers.
  • Ask the students to circle the letters that have been capitalized correctly with a blue crayon. Have them use the same crayons to draw a triangle around the letters that need to be capitalized but weren't.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Ask the students to work on the Correct the Capitals: Ken and Correct the Capitals: Kimiko worksheets.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have advanced students work on the Practice Capitalization with a Homemade Calendar activity during Independent Working Time.
  • Support: Give struggling students one-on-one assistance during Independent Working Time.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Write 3-5 sentences on the board. Do not capitalize your letters.
  • Have students copy down the sentences on lined paper. Then, have them fix the sentences and capitalize the sentences correctly.
  • Collect students' papers once they're done. Review them later to assess their understanding of the lesson content.

Review and Closing (20 minutes)

  • Read aloud Grammar Tales: The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine by Justin McCory Martin to the class.
  • To review, ask students to tell you the cases in which letters need to be capitalized.

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