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Capitalization Rules (MINTS)

SWBAT: recognize the correct use of capitalization in writing utilizing the M.I.N.T.S. strategy
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Monica Smith

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of Capitalization Rules (MINTS)

MINTS
CAPITALIZATION RULES
Always capitalize the names of months, days of the week, and names of holidays!
Months, Days, and Holidays
Capitalize the word I in a sentence.
The Pronoun I
Names
All sentences begin with capital letters.
Sentences
A capital letter begins the first, last, and any important word in the title of a book, magazine, song, movie, poem, or other work.
Titles
Let's Practice!
TIP: We do not capitalize seasons.
Examples:
Days of the week:

We do not go to school on
Saturdays.
Holidays:
We bake a pumpkin pie every year for
Thanksgivng
.
Months:
My favorite holiday is in
December.
I
am going to be in a kickball tournament.
Is this the store where
I
can buy a kickball ?
Spark
You and
I
are going to practice at the gym, but first I need to buy a ball.
Examples
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
I
really want to be the captain of the team.
All proper nouns need to be capitalized.
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
copy paste branches if you need more....
Examples
Mrs. Clark

asked

Amy

if she needed any help.
People in
Manchester
love the
Duck River.
The next holiday is
Halloween.
Is the
Brooklyn Bridge

east of the
Rocky Mountains
?
Soon, we will read about
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Examples:
Read the last chapter of
Tom Sawyer
.
She saw
Snow White
when she was five years old.
I like to read the
New York Times.
W
e enjoyed reading the book.
T
hose girls finished cleaning the counter.
T
he
P
resident of the
U
nited
S
tates lives in the
W
hite
H
ouse.
T
he
M
an lives in the
B
lue
H
ouse on the corner.
S
am joined the
boys club of america
.
H
e joined the
Boy Scouts of America
.
My birthday is in
M
arch.
J
an and
i
are born in the
s
pring.
My favorite book is
WIlly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
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