Capitalizing Proper Nouns

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Proper Noun Capitalization: Space Smash
Proper Noun Capitalization: Space Smash
Game
Proper Noun Capitalization: Space Smash
Kids capitalize proper nouns in this fun capitalization game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
First Grade Writing Skills
First Grade Writing Skills
Workbook
First Grade Writing Skills
This workbook helps first graders flex their handwriting and composition skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sentences 1
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Guided Lesson
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Learners refine their punctuation skills in this grammar and mechanics worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Capitalizing Proper Nouns: Space Edition
Capitalizing Proper Nouns: Space Edition
Game
Capitalizing Proper Nouns: Space Edition
In this space game, kids capitalize the first letter of proper nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Knowing your parts of speech is an important part of learning good writing skills. Learn the ins and outs of words with this packet that covers the eight different parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Proper Nouns Space Smash
Proper Nouns Space Smash
Game
Proper Nouns Space Smash
Kids identify proper nouns in this space-themed game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sentence Builder: Proper Nouns
Sentence Builder: Proper Nouns
Game
Sentence Builder: Proper Nouns
Remembering which words to capitalize can be hard. Help kids master how to capitalize proper nouns with this interactive sentence game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Worksheet
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Your child will get great handwriting practice as he rewrites the paragraphs on this page, adding in proper punctuation and capitalization when needed.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Writing 1
Letter Writing 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Nouns: Common or Proper?
Nouns: Common or Proper?
Worksheet
Nouns: Common or Proper?
This common and proper nouns worksheet guides kids to improve their writing skills. Try a common and proper nouns worksheet with your kid.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Sense
Grammar Sense
Workbook
Grammar Sense
These worksheets will help your student become a better editor and practice correcting grammar. With a challenge for every level of fourth grade, this workbook has something for everyone.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
Workbook
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
This workbook makes grammar practice fun for your child by applying it to games and storytelling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Letter Writing 2
Letter Writing 2
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 2
Letter writing is a very engaging and authentic way to learn formatting, punctuation and grammar. The activities in this unit should be learned in tandem with actual letter writing to aunts, uncles or other special far-away people. That way, students can learn and practice the letter writing skills and then apply them in their own letters. It would be especially rich to include their thoughts about books they are reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet features five days of engaging learning activities designed to help learners prepare for their second grade debut.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Preschool Writing
Preschool Writing
Workbook
Preschool Writing
This workbook focuses on prewriting skills, featuring activities that help develop fine motor skills and teach simple writing techniques.
Preschool
Math
Workbook
Capitalization Hopper
Capitalization Hopper
Game
Capitalization Hopper
Practice identifying proper nouns from a group of nouns. Choose the word that is capitalized, including the names of people, places, and companies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
Exercise
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and other proper nouns deserve correct capitalization — and this exercise will help kids remember the rules.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Find the Nouns
Find the Nouns
Worksheet
Find the Nouns
Practice parts of speech the fun way, with some Halloween nouns. Students must find and underline all the nouns in these spooky sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Editing
Sentence Editing
Worksheet
Sentence Editing
This fun and spooky worksheet focuses on sentence editing. Your student will correct all the grammatical errors he finds in the worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of engaging activities that will prepare incoming second graders for a new year of learning.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Letter Writing 3
Letter Writing 3
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 3
In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Capitalize Your Story
Capitalize Your Story
Lesson Plan
Capitalize Your Story
This lesson teaches students the basics of capitalization. Get your young writers engaged in writing fun sentences as a class before they write their own, using correct capitalization of course!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

How proper! Proper nouns are different from regular nouns -- they’re things like names, cities, businesses, titles, and more. Proper nouns get special recognition in sentences, usually in the form of a capital letter at the beginning. But how do you know what’s a proper noun and what isn’t? Learn about how to write the names of proper nouns in sentences and paragraphs with our worksheets, games, and more.
Your student probably knows that they need to capitalize the first word of the sentence. They may be surprised to learn the number of times other words in a complete sentence should be capitalized. One of these times is when the word is a proper noun.
You student may already know what a noun is: simple a person, place, or thing. These come in many categories, but two of the most frequently used are common and proper. Common nouns are generic, almost like categories. Examples of common nouns are: dog, building, and kid.
Proper nouns refer to specific instances of common nouns: such as Rover or Bobby. Some examples of types proper nouns are:
  • A person or pet’s name
  • Geographical names (e.g. City name, Country names, Lake names)
  • Named calendar elements (e.g. Day name, month names, holidays)
  • Religious terms (e.g. Buddha, God, Hindu)
  • Building, monument, or landmark names (e.g. The Empire State Building, The Grand Canyon)
  • Astrological name (e.g. Earth, Saturn, Andromeda, Orion)
  • People’s titles when specific (e.g. President Washington, Prime Minister Brown)
  • Titles of books, periodicals, art pieces, etc. (e.g. New York Times, People Magazine)
  • Brand names (e.g. Nike, Pepsi, Coca-Cola)
  • Historical periods and events (e.g. World War I, The Revolutionary War)
  • Nationalities and languages (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, Japanese)

The common thread with proper nouns is that they are typically considered a name. Using the resources provided by Education.com, your students may learn to easily identify these names and understand when to capitalize them.