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Use this worksheet set for individual student practice, use the interactive, animated POWERPOINT version for a paperless activity, or purchase the BUNDLE that includes both these worksheets and the PowerPoint for a discount!
Students read and examine realistic fiction passages about spring as they practice 4 sets of capitalization rules before applying them altogether. This worksheet focuses on the difference between proper and common nouns. Like all my products, the writing has been crafted to engage the quirky, sometimes snarky, middle-school mind.
--Definitions, Examples, and Answer Keys included!
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**TWO OPTIONS to help your students master this skill and provide you with a quick grade!
1) Use Page 2 as one week’s worth of warmups or exit tickets
2) Use Page 4 as a ready-to-go assessment of student mastery
BOTH versions provide endless opportunities for extended lessons and purposeful discussions about close reading, writing, punctuation, and text connections.
Consider using the passages for student collaboration, competition, or to get students moving around your classroom!
--Split students into pairs and have them race through the passages to earn points for their teams.
--Instruct students to work in groups or small pairs to check each other’s work and discuss their reasons before agreeing on the correct answers.
--Split students into small groups. Cut the worksheets to separate the passages, place in baskets around the classroom, and have students work in these stations to complete and collect all 5 before bringing to their team captain for check-in.
TEKS Focus (Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation); 18(A), 20(A), 21(A/B), 22(B): Students use appropriate capitalization conventions
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