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Capitalization Lesson #1: People and Cultures

6th Grade Language Arts
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Lesley Doane

on 8 December 2014

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Transcript of Capitalization Lesson #1: People and Cultures

Capitalization Lesson #1
People and Cultures
Names and Initials
Personal Titles and Abbreviations
Family Relationships
Religious Terms
Nationalitites, Languages, & Races
Titles
&
Abbreviations
Religious Terms
Capitalize the names of religions, sacred days, sacred writings, and deities.
Family Relationships
Capitalize family relationship words:
when they are used AS names
when they are used BEFORE names
Names & Initials
Sam's favorite author is
J
ohn
R
onald
R
euel
T
olkien, who is also known as
J.R.R. T
olkein.
Religions & Deities
Religions
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Sacred Days & Writings
Days
Rosh Hashanah
Good Friday
Ramadan
Capitalize a person's title or the
title's abbreviation
when they are used before names
when they are used in direct address
(when someone is talking to them)
Eliza spoke to
P
rofessor Henry Higgins.
Is my kitten going to be okay,
D
r. Smith?
Capitalize titles of heads of state (political leaders), royalty, or nobility:
when used before a person's name.
when the title replaces the person's name
Special Rules for Political Leaders, Royalty, & Nobility
The
q
ueen was born in 1926.
Michael sent a letter to
P
resident
O
bama.
I dreamed
my

a
unt was Princess Diana.
I helped
M
om and
A
unt
S
ue pick out new outfits.
Deities
Yahweh
God
Allah
Writings
Torah
Bible
Koran
Nationalities,
Languages, & Races
Capitalize names of nationalities, languages, races, ethnic groups, and the adjectives formed from these names.
German
European
Spanish
Asian American
Korean
Ethiopan
Samoan
Always capitalize
the pronoun
I.
Doug said that
I
am his favorite sister.
Language Network
6th Grade: Chapter 8
pages 186-188
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