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  1. Using Capital Letters

  2. Capitalizing Words Correctly 1. the first word in a sentence 2. names (of people, places, things) 3. titles (but not all the words) 4. days & months (but not seasons)

  3. This is the easiest capitalization rule: Start every sentence with a capital letter... He went to the store for milk. Wait, I'm coming! There is the book you lost.

  4. Capitalize Proper Nouns These include people's names: GeorgeWashington These also include names of specific places or things:  NewYorkState Disneyland WinterOlympics

  5. Capitalize Titles Capitalize titles of Books, Magazines, Articles, Movies, and so on. For example: GoodnightMoon FindingNemo LocalTeamGoestoStateFinals But why wasn't "to"capitalized?

  6. That's because we don't capitalize "minor" words in titles. Example: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The 3 Rules for Capitalizing Titles               1. Capitalize first and last words               2. Capitalize main words               3. Don't capitalize articles or prepositions withfewer than four letters

  7. Capitalize Days and Months Monday and  January Don't capitalize seasons unless: 1. They are part of a proper name The Fall Festival 2. They begin a sentence Winter is beautiful.

  8. Exercise: capitalize wherever necessary: 1. you really only have one good chance to get an education. 2. I'm going to the park with my friends kathy and bart. 3. paul's class schedule includes american history, spanish, english, and math. 4. the chicago river runs into the mississippi valley waterways. 5. mrs. clark asked if amy would help. 6. uncle rob took us to texas. 7. my aunt and ipicked up the papers. 8. she saw snow white when she was five years old.