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Capitalization Review

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Monet Schelling

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Capitalization Review
Lesson 2:
First Words and Titles

In traditional poetry, capitalize the first word of every line.
Lesson 3: Places and Transportation
Capitalize geographical names.
and everything else!
Capitalize words indicating family relationship....
unless a possessive pronoun (my, her, his, etc.) is used beforehand.
Family Relationships
Capitalize names of religions, sacred days, sacred writings, and deities...
Religious terms
except when referring to mythology.
Quotations
Capitalize the first word of direct quotations written as complete sentences.
Dear Harry Styles,
Your biggest fan,
Capitalize the first word in the greeting and closing.
Parts of a Letter
Titles of Works
Capitalize the first word and all important words in a titles of...
Books
Plays
Short Stories
Poems
Magazines
Works of Art
TV shows
Movies
Musical Compositions
divisions of the world
continents
bodies of water
islands
mountains
roads
cities
other landforms
regions
Capitalize planets and other specific objects in the universe
Bodies of the universe
Uranus...
Ew! You're gross!

Don't capitalize if they are used as cardinal directions.
Go east on Tower Road.
Capitalize north, south, east, and west when the name regions of the U.S. or world....
I traveled to the Northeast. Maine was beautiful.
Regions and Sections
Structures and "Motory" stuff
Capitalize names of specific buildings, bridges and landmarks; planes, trains, and other vehicles.
Eiffel Tower
Sugar Creek
Bridge
the Spruce Goose
Titanic
Capitalize all important words in organizations, stores, and companies.
Lesson 4:
Organizations...
L.M.S.
History
Capitalize historical events, periods, and documents.
Vietnam War
Time
A.M.
A.D.
April
summer
Fairbanks Fall Festival
Events, Awards, & Brand Names
American Legion Award
Tide
detergent
Nike sneakers
P.M.
B.C.
Friday
Columbus
Day
Mrs.
Queen Elizabeth
Lesson 1:
People and Cultures

Capitalize heads of state, royalty, or nobility when they are used before or in place of names.
President Obama
Dr. Seuss
Uncle Jorge
Mom
I love
my
grandpa.
He's awesome!
Buddhism
The goddess Athena had a temple in Athens.
the Bible
Passover
Yahweh
Eleanor Roosevelt stated, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
"The future," according to Eleanor Roosevelt, "belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Pronoun
I

Cultures & Languages
Capitalize nationalities, ethnic groups, and languages
Spanish
from Spain
a language
Laotian
from Laos
Lao
a language
Korean
from Korea
a language
Portuguese
from Portugal
a language spoken in Portugal & Brazil
Races:
Caucasian
Asian
I love Mrs. Schelling!
Outlining:
Capitalize the first letter of each entry in an outline.
IV. Parts of a letter
A. Capitalize the first word in the greeting and closing
1. Dear Harry Styles,
2. Your biggest fan,
IV. Parts of a letter
A. Capitalize the first word in the greeting and closing
1. Write down examples
a. Dear Harry Styles,
b. Your biggest fan,
TV episodes:
"The Zazzy Substitution"
Chapter Titles:
"Petting a Lion"
except, articles, prepositions, and conjunctions
*articles--a, an, the
Gobi Desert
Monument Valley
Mississippi River
Rocky Mountains
Southeast Asia
the Middle East
Grandma Cadieux
President
, how do you feel about immigration?
Q
ueen
E
lizabeth knighted
S
ir
P
atrick
S
tewart.
Matt Fang, D.D.S.
Capitalize names and initials.
Capitalize titles and abbrev. of titles.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do not capitalize titles when used as a common noun, or when the speaker is talking ABOUT that person!
A queen can still be somebody's grandma.
Indian Ocean
Illinois
Counties
Kankakee County
Route 17
Countries
States
* Manteno
School Subjects
Do not capitalize school subjects.
math, algebra, reading, social studies...
EXCEPT languages...
EXCEPT course names followed by a number...
Charities:
Feed the Children
March of Dimes
Partnership for Drug-free Kids
The
marines
secured the area.
Our
middle schoo
l loves Mr. Bob.
Companies/Businesses
(a warehouse)
(a gas station)
(a grocery store)
(electric company)
Boston Tea Party
Events:
the Great Depression
Documents:
Gettysburg Address
Yamaha dirt bike
Politics
Capitalize names of political groups.
Donald Trump is a Republican.
Hillary Clinton is a member of the Democratic Party.

Do not capitalize ideas or philosophies.
America is a democratic nation.

North Korea and China believe in communism.

My father is very liberal in his views on school reform.
Centuries
Do NOT capitalize names of centuries .
My grandfather was born in the early nineteen hundreds.

The twenty-first century brought many technological advances he never dreamed of!
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