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  1. Capitalization, Punctuation & Writing a Paragraph January 30, 2014

  2. The plan…. • Objectives • Vocabulary • Capitalization Rules • Punctuation Marks • Writing a Paragraph • What is a paragraph? • Evaluation • Preview

  3. Vocabulary • Capital letter • Proper noun • Common noun • Period • Question mark • Exclamation point • Comma • Apostrophe • Colon • Semicolon • Paragraph • Indent • Main idea • Supporting details

  4. Capitalization Rules • What is a proper noun? • A proper noun must always have a ________. • Open your Writing booklets to page 2 and complete the exercise at the bottom of the page

  5. Capitalization Rules When to use capital letters… Names on maps, including: streets towns cities states countries bodies of water mountains islands Days Months People’s: • names • titles • initials • abbreviations Languages Religions Nationalities Ethnic groups Holidays

  6. Capitalization Rules • Complete the exercise at the bottom of page 3 • Complete page 4 • On Practice B circle the letters that need to be capitalized

  7. Punctuation: End Marks • A statement ends with a _________. • A question ends with a __________. • An exclamation ends with an _________. • Complete page 4 in your Writing booklets • Practice C can be written in your QoD copybooks

  8. Punctuation: Commas • Separate days, dates, and years • Between a city and a state or a country • In large numbers over three digits • Every three digits earns a comma • Separating three or more items in a series • Before a conjunction (what is a conjunction?) combining two sentences • Separate introductory words from the main sentence Complete exercises on pages 8 & 9

  9. Punctuation: Other Marks • Apostrophes are for possession, NOT plurals • Colons have three uses: • After the salutation in a formal letter • Separating hours and minutes • Introducing a list • Semicolons connect two sentences that are very closely related Complete exercises on page 12

  10. What is a paragraph? • One idea or topic throughout • Indented first line • Made up of related sentences • Main Idea or Topic Sentence • 3 Information Sentences or Supporting Details • Conclusion Sentence

  11. What is a paragraph? • Main Idea: • Koala bears live in Australia.  • Threefacts:  • Their favorite food is the leaves from the eucalyptus tree. • A baby koala is called a joey. • They are nocturnal animals, sleeping during the day. • Conclusion:  • A koala bear's lifespan is up to 15 years

  12. What is a paragraph? Koala bears live in Australia.Their favorite food is the leaves from the eucalyptus tree. A baby koala is called a joey. They are nocturnal animals, sleeping during the day. A koala bear's lifespan is up to 15 years

  13. What is a paragraph? • Take out a piece of paper and write a paragraph • Write a sentence about a specific topic or animal • Write three facts about the first sentence • Write a concluding sentence (repeat the topic sentence in a different way)