Tag: Capitalization and Punctuation

When to Use Parentheses, Commas, and Dashes

When to Use Parentheses, Commas, and Dashes

Common Core L.6.2.A states students should use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. So, is there a difference between the three? Some resources say no. Others say yes. This post will list the rules pointing out the differences in the three, so you can decide. Get both foldable organizers here. Nonrestrictive vs. …

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Capitalizing Geographical Terms

Capitalizing Geographic Terms

Students often have difficulty determining when to capitalize direction words. This post includes an anchor chart plus a sorting activity to help teach students when to capitalize geographical terms. Click here to download the activity. Rules for Capitalizing Geographical Terms Capitalize north, south, east, and west when an area of the country or specific region …

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Teaching Comma Rules

Teaching Comma Rules

The Common Core State Standard requires fifth-grade students to learn five comma rules. Students will find this anchor chart a quick easy reference. This anchor chart covers the 5th grade Common Core rules: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.A Use punctuation to separate items in …

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Capitalizing Titles

Writing Titles of Works

Students need to know how to write titles correctly when they begin writing research papers. This skill is also in the 5th grade Common Core State Standards. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.DUse underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works. The skill is not difficult to learn. Students need to remember just a few rules. For your convenience, …

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