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  1. Titles http://www.mrshatzi.com/files/punctuating-titles.pdf

  2. In print, titles of longer works are italicized, or underlined. • books, plays, book length poems • newspapers, magazines, pamphlets • movies and television series • CD titles Example: The book, American Folk Toys, includes directions for making many simple toys. Example: The book, American Folk Toys, includes directions for making many simple toys.

  3. Use quotation marks to enclose the titles of shorter works. • short stories • essays • short poems • songs, articles • chapters of books • television episode Example: The short story, “A Time of Beginnings,” was about the life of an artist.

  4. Capitalizing Titles • Always capitalize the first and the last word. • Allnouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, andadjectives • Do not capitalize words such as “the, of, and, so, Example: I really liked the way Catherine McPhee sang, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” on American Idol. Example: In the history book, Across the Centuries, there’s a chapter called, “Colonial Americans - How They Live.” http://grammartips.homestead.com/caps.html

  5. Which sentence contains the title that is punctuated correctly? • Some students in ballet class will have roles in the, Nutcracker Suit. • Some students in ballet class will have roles in the “Nutcracker Suit.” • Some students in ballet class will have roles in the, nutcracker Suit. • Some students in ballet class will have roles in the Nutcracker suit

  6. Which sentence contains the title that is punctuated correctly? • one of my favorite episodes of Star Trek was called The Trouble with Tribbles. • One of my favorite episodes of Star Trek was called The Trouble with Tribbles. • one of my favorite episodes of Star Trek was called the trouble with tribbles. • One of my favorite episodes of, Star Trek, was called, “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

  7. Which sentence contains the title that is punctuated correctly? • The short story, “A Time of Beginnings,”wasabout the life of an artist. • The short story, “A Time of Beginnings,” was about the life of an artist. • The short story A Time of Beginnings was about the life of an artist. • The short story a time of beginnings was about the life of an artist.

  8. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. our group is studying walter de la Mare’s poem the listeners.

  9. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. Our group is studying Walter de la Mare’s poem, “The Listeners.”

  10. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. jasmine will sing the tar- spangled banner at the baseball game tomorrow night

  11. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. Jasmine will sing, “The Star- Spangled Banner,” at the baseball game tomorrow night.

  12. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. my aunt Lulu always sends me a subscription to national geographic magazine at Christmas time

  13. Rewrite this sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. My Aunt Lulu always sends me a subscription to, National Geographic, magazine at Christmas time.