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Grammar Practice Workbook

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Make sure your pupils exercise their grammar muscles with this collection of worksheets. Organized into units, the packet covers everything from the parts of speech to sentence structure to punctuation.
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Big Grammar Book

For Students K - 8th Standards
With this comprehensive language arts resource in your arsenal, you'll never have to look for another grammar worksheet! Whether you're teaching kindergartners how to write the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, or helping...
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Capitalization Review

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
Using correct grammar is a capital idea! Elementary readers review the rules of capitalization, including proper nouns, abbreviations of organizations, and holidays, before correcting the errors in two sets of sentences.  
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Capitalization Challenge

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Ensure that your pupils have capitalization down by asking them to practice with these worksheets. Learners rewrite each sentence with correct capitalization. The original sentences do not start with capital letters and include proper...
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Punctuation and Proper Capitalization

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Young scholars write a declarative and an interrogative sentence and capitalize the first words in the sentences, then use the correct punctuation. They write two complete sentences.
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Punctuation Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore grammar by participating in a part of speech game. Students define conjunctions and view a Schoolhouse Rock video about them. They identify conjunctions in sample sentences and participate in a flash card grammar game in which...
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Proving the Purpose of Punctuation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Explore the importance of correct verbal and written communication in the real world. Middle schoolers brainstorm what their world would be like without punctuation, listen to and read excerpts without punctuation, and record and present...
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Capitalization

For Students 6th - 8th
As an easy way to review capitalization rules, an upper elementary or middle school teacher could use this activity. Learners answer 10 questions by identifying whether or not the nouns in the the sentence should be capitalized.
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Capitalization Rules 16-20 Worksheet 3

For Students 6th - 8th
Although the capitalization rules are not specified fo this worksheet, your class is sure to get practice and gain a better understanding of the general rules with this practice opportunity. Three exercises are provided here; in the...
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Capitalization Rules 7-15 Worksheet 2

For Students 7th - 9th
Are holidays capitalized? What about seasons? After introducing your class to some basic capitalization rules, print these sheets for practice. In the first exercise, learners circle letters that should be capitalized. Then in part two,...
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Punctuation

For Students K - 1st Standards
Here is an interesting punctuation activity! Your young learners cut out five periods and five question marks. Then, they paste them onto 10 sentences that need end punctuation marks. A good, hands-on lesson for young readers!
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Basic Punctuation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Tiffany and Bryanna, students at Annunciation Catholic School, discuss the proper uses of basic punctuation in this entertaining video. They go over exclamation points, question marks, and periods.
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Grammar Review Test: Review Sheet

For Students 8th
Use this review sheet as a test or homework assignment during your grammar unit. Focusing on parts of speech (particularly direct and indirect objects, pronouns, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives), the first part includes...
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Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore writing conventions. First they play a ball toss game to practice spelling high frequency words. (A link to a 2nd grade list is attached.) The class works together to correct spelling, punctuation, and...
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Grammar: Questions - Interrogative Sentences

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Learners correct five sentences by rewriting them on the lines. They correct by using correct punctuation and capitalization. Good, basic practice!
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Grammar: Proper Nouns

For Students 1st - 2nd
First and second graders write proper nouns on the lines using correct punctuation and capitalization. They draw pictures to illustrate the five nouns.
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Proofreading

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your second graders like riddles? Give them a giggle and a lesson about proofreading at the same time. After reading two riddles, young writers fix punctuation and capitalization errors. They write the answer to each riddle at the...
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Perfect Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students, in a group of three or four, design a board game to help reinforce the rules of Perfect Punctuation. They make game pieces for the game with Crayola Model Magic and include the punctuation marks of periods, exclamation points,...
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English Grammar & Writing - Capitalization

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Go over the basics of capitalization and when to use upper-case letters. A young woman with a whiteboard writes examples and explains. This is a good resource for ELL or ELD students due to its simplicity. One grammatical mistake is made...
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Stop Sign Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars use punctuation and capitalization. In this grammar lesson students use stop signs in the place of periods. Young scholars cut out sentences and put stop signs in appropriate places. Students indicate capitalization where...
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Using Capitalization Part 1

For Students 6th - 8th
Review two of the capitalization rules, and then have your class complete this activity. Proper nouns and adjectives need to be capitalized. Consider showing your class some examples before sending them off with this activity.
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Punctuation

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Practice punctuation with a quick exercise. Class members fill in either a period or a question mark at the end of each of 14 sentences. A brief explanation of when to use a period versus a question mark is included.
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Teaching Appositives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore appositives, phrases that immediately follow the noun they modify, using sentence strips, examples, and collaborative learning. The class works together to identify appositives and use commas to properly punctuate them. Partners...
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Correct Sentences

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Beginning writers correct sentences by capitalizing the first letter of a sentence and adding end punctuation. Five sentences are provided, and there's a short note for a home activity included at the bottom. 

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