There are 18 double-sided cards per capitalization
level. Each starts by summarizing a category of words 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. In level A, the words needing to be capitalized
are either examples of the card topic or the first word in the sentence.
In level B, no words in the paragraph will be capitalized, so all
rules must be considered.
Punctuation cards also begin with a usage summary
and examples. Level A contains 18 double-sided cards and covers
end-of-sentence punctuation, apostrophes, commas, quotation marks,
and colons. Level B has 24 double-sided cards that include all of
the above, plus hyphens, semicolons, and parentheses. All capitalization
cards must be completed prior to starting the punctuation cards.
There are no capitals on these cards. Students correct the capitalization,
as well as adding punctuation (related to the card topic). Level
A contains 10 sentences. Level B has 10 sentences followed by a
An exceptional feature of these sets is that
the sentences and paragraphs are nonfiction. The facts and trivia
make the activity more interesting for the students.