Tag: Capitalization and Punctuation

When to Use Parentheses, Commas, and Dashes

Teaching when to use commas, parentheses, dashes to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements from Gay Miller @ Book Units Teacher

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.

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Capitalizing Geographical Terms

The blog post offers helpful tips for teaching when to capitalize geographic terms including an anchor chart and free sorting activity.

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.

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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.

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Writing Titles of Works

Free Materials to Teach Students how to Write 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.D
Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
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Punctuation Task Cards

Teach students how to punctuate with these fun task cards.

Turn punctuation practice into a game-like activity with these FREE task cards. The task cards contain passages from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Since students are so familiar with this story, you can use the task cards without reading the novel.

Task Cards

In this practice commas, dashes, and parentheses have been omitted. Students rewrite the sentences placing the correct punctuation around non-restrictive clauses. These are descriptive clauses. They provide extra information that is not essential. This means they can be removed, and the sentence still makes sense. Continue Reading

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