Capital Letters • S1 Literacy
Learning Intentions • I understand when to use a capital letter. • I can use capital letters correctly in my writing.
Think back... • What is a proper noun? • Write down an example of a proper noun in your jotter. Look at the proper nouns your group has written. Imagine you saw them in a piece of writing. What would they all have in common?
Let’s find out where capitals go (oh) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfdqJIUzBNQ In your group, on your show me board, write down where capital letters are needed. HINT: you should have THREE things written down.
Let’s find out where capitals go (oh) You need to use a capital when: • You use the pronounI. • You start a sentence. • You use a proper noun. This means when: • You use somebody’s name. (This could also be the name of a product or company.) • You write down a place, like a town or country. Did you remember them all?
Where should the capitals go? TEST YOURSELF! i always like to watch strictly come dancing on a saturday night. my sister, iona, is away visiting pals in glasgow. yesterday I saw miss seacord in tesco and she said to me, “what are you doing here?” i can’t wait for my holidays in july. we are going to go to new york with my american cousins.
Game Time Play your caps right! • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en29punc-game-play-your-caps-right
HOMEWORK Capitalise on the opportunity to practice using capital letters! Read the extract from Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. The capital letters are missing - where should they go? You can submit this task on Show My Homework - this means you can copy and paste the passage to save you re-writing it!