By Pamela Chanko
For the science fair, Cindy CaDoodle has invented a Totally Terrific Turbo-Charged Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine! What will Cindy's science teacher think of her invention?
This grammar lesson demonstrates the importance of capitalization through an amuzing story, and a top-notch word search and crossword puzzle! Also includes before-, during-, and after-reading tips, ways to extend the learning, and "A Capital Caper" transparency template!
During ReadingAfter reading the story once through for meaning, you can reinforce a variety of concepts in subsequent readings.• Have students raise their hands for each capitalized word they see in the illustrations. Then have them do the same for capitalized words in the body of the story.• As students point out capitalized words, stop occasionally and challenge them to tell why the word is capitalized. Which capitalization rule is being applied?
Grades 3 & Up