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Complete sets of task cards review and drill capitalization and punctuation rules. The cards are ideal literacy lab activities to assure that students have mastered these conventions of English usage. They signal to students that these are expected and valued language skills.
If students have not completed the level A Capitalization & Punctuation task cards, review capitalization rules using the wall charts. There are no capitals on any of the level B activities, so students must look for all proper nouns and capitalize them.
There are 18 capitalization cards that cover all the rules. Each starts by summarizing a category of proper nouns that are capitalized. Students must find the words needing capitals in the 10 sentences and write them correctly on a sheet of paper. The final lesson activity is a paragraph to correct. No words in the paragraph will be capitalized, so all rules must be considered.
Punctuation cards also begin with a usage summary and examples. The 24 cards cover end-of-sentence punctuation, apostrophes, commas, quotation marks, colons, hyphens, semicolons, and parentheses. There are no capitals on these cards. Students correct the capitalization, as well as adding punctuation related to the card topic.
Task cards in this product are provided in both double-sided and single-sided formats. The contents are identical. The double-sided cards are printed two to a page (each 8.5 x 5.5 inches) and will require 28 sheets of cover stock and lamination for the cards and answer keys. This is the cost-effective option for producing reusable task cards. Single-sided pages require 53 sheets. These can be used as black-line masters for worksheets.
A feature of these sets is that the sentences and paragraphs are nonfiction. The facts and trivia make the activity more interesting for the students.
Level B Contents: 18 capitalization cards with lesson and exercises; 24 punctuation cards with lessons and exercises; answer keys; student checklists; capitalization wall charts; punctuation wall charts
Common Core ELA Standards: L.1 through 5.2, L.1 through 5.2a, L.1 through 5.2b, L.1 through 5.2c, L. 5.2d