Lesson Plan

Capitalization - Names and Dates

Students Edit Appropriately for Capitalization of Names and Dates
Marla Kay D.
Classroom teacher
Forest Lake Education Center
Longwood, FL
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
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Students will be able to write a formal piece using appropriate capitalization for dates and names of people.

English Language Arts
writing clearly
Grades 3 - 4
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1 The Hook

  1. Introduce the capitalization review/lesson by showing this music video by Jenni Barber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gMP98VbBLM

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

Using the interactive board, show a paragraph, and read it with the students.

Read it again, this time ask students to jump up ( lik popcorn) when they come to a capital letter.

After "jumping", ask students to tell their shoulder partner why the letter was capitalized. ( proper noun, date, etc.)

3 Guided Practice


Ask students to log into their accounts on www.quill.com.   Using the interactive board, show them the Capitalizaion Lesson.  Ask students to click on the link and begin the activity.

4 Independent Practice

Students write a Thank You letter.

For example, students write a Thank You letter to the Principal for the Ice Cream party they attended last week.

When finished, students ask their shoulder partner to edit the letter.  Print the letter ( or send it to the teacher).


5 Wrap- Up

Activity: Presenting

Students share their letters in their teams.

Team managers select a letter to share with the class, projecting the letter on the Apple TV/ interactive board.

Teacher reviews letters and then sends the to the Principal.