Author: Kathryn Reilly

    Introduce standard rules for capitalization and common errors. 


    Explain when to capitalize proper nouns.


    Explain what words to capitalize in titles or headings.


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand the mechanics of English composition and who is confused about how to correctly incorporate capitalization. It will explain when to capitalize words in a sentence.

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Why Should We Use Capital Letters?

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Capitalization and Titles

This PDF color codes the three rules regarding capitalization and titles.

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Capitalizing Proper Nouns

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Capitalization Dos and Donts

This PowerPoint introduces why we capitalize words, which words to capitalize and which words to avoid capitalizing.

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