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Capitalization - Capitalizing Sentences
Kindergarten (K) - ELA
- Students will be able to recognize the importance of capitalizing the first word in a sentence.
- Students will be able to correctly capitalize the first word in a sentence.
- Students will understand the rule for capitalizing the pronoun "I."
- Students will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization when writing.
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Instruction (15 minutes)
- Guided Practice (15 minutes)
- Misconception Review (5 minutes)
- Independent Practice (15 minutes)
- Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
- Sentence strips with lowercase letters
- Dry erase boards and markers
CENTERS & TASK CARDS
This Literacy/Writing Center for Kindergarten (capitalization) is a great tool for teachers to use when teaching Capitalizing Sentences.
Includes: Printable digital download
- 12 problem task cards
- 1 student response worksheet
- 1 answer key
- Single-student or great for a thinking pair activity
- 4x6 design makes for perfect photo box storage
IEP GOAL WORKBOOKS
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5 AND 1 INTERVENTIONS
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- Begin by discussing the importance of capitalizing the first word in a sentence. Explain that it helps readers identify the beginning of a new sentence.
- Show students examples of sentences on the board with the first word in uppercase and lowercase. Discuss the difference and why it is essential to capitalize the first word.
- Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with a set of sentence strips with lowercase letters.
- Instruct the students to work together to identify the first word in each sentence and rewrite it with the first letter in uppercase.
- Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.
- Instruct students to work independently to write their own sentences, ensuring they capitalize the first word.
- Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.
- Assign students to practice capitalizing the first word in a sentence by writing a short paragraph at home.
- Encourage students to share their paragraphs with the class during the next lesson.
- Provide each student with a dry erase board and marker.
- Instruct students to write a sentence with the first word capitalized correctly.
- Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor student progress and understanding.
- The exit card and progress monitoring assessments will be used to determine students' mastery of the objective.
- Review the concept of capitalizing the first word in a sentence.
- Ask students to share one thing they learned during the lesson.
- Students can practice capitalizing proper nouns within a sentence.
- Students can learn about other capitalization rules, such as capitalizing titles and names.
- For students who struggle with fine motor skills, provide them with sentence strips with larger print for easier rewriting.
- For students who need extra support, offer individualized instruction or provide visual aids to help them understand the concept of capitalization.
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To extend the lesson plan on capitalizing the first word in a sentence, use the game "Capitalization Challenge: Sentence-Starting Showdown". In this game, students compete to identify and capitalize the first word in a given sentence. This extension activity not only reinforces the concept of capitalizing the first word, but also promotes healthy competition and engagement among students.
- Use visual aids like sentence strips or flashcards to help students understand the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Encourage peer collaboration during guided practice to promote cooperative learning and shared understanding of capitalization rules.
- Reinforce the lesson by integrating capitalization practice into daily writing activities, such as journal writing or sentence building exercises.
- Some students might think that every word in a sentence should start with an uppercase letter. Clarify the rule that only the first word should be capitalized.
- Students may believe that capitalization rules apply only to the first word in a sentence, not realizing that proper nouns also require capitalization.
- Students might assume that capitalizing the first word in a sentence is optional or a matter of preference. Emphasize the importance of proper capitalization for clear communication.
Common Core Standard:
L.K.2.A - Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun
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