Punctuating Titles PowerPoint

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
5th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle contains multiple resources for teaching your students about how to correctly punctuate titles. Students will be taught when to underline titles, when to italicize titles, and when to place titles in quotation marks.I recommend starting with the PowerPoint (which contains a companion han
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This PowerPoint contains 33 unique slides. It was designed to introduce your students to the rules associated with punctuating titles. Students will be taught when to underline titles, when to italicize titles, and when to place titles in quotation marks.

This PowerPoint introduces students to the punctuation rules in a logical and systematic way. The PowerPoint begins with having students differentiate PARTS of literary works, and WHOLE complete literary works. For example, when students determine that chapters are "parts" of a bigger literary work, they are told that chapter titles are placed inside quotation marks. Likewise, after students determine that a book is a WHOLE, complete literary work, they are told that book titles are underlined.

Students are taught that the following titles are underlined: books, magazines, albums, newspapers, TV shows, anthologies, movies, plays, artwork, ships, and aircraft.

Students are taught that the following titles are placed inside quotation marks: chapters, articles, songs, poems, episodes, reports, essays, short stories.

Next, students are told that the titles that need to be underlined are ITALICIZED when they are using a keyboard.

The PowerPoint concludes with 17 practice sentences that students must edit.

***A PowerPoint companion handout is also included in this file. Students can follow along and record answers on this handout as you progress through the PowerPoint! The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides and is ideal for distance learning.**

Also, you DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to a Google Slides format to share with your students.


Feel free to check out some of my other punctuating titles resources by clicking on the following links:

Punctuating Titles Task Cards

Punctuating Titles Worksheets and Assessment

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37 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.


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