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Ch 8: 5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling

About This Chapter

This chapter will help 5th grade students accurately use capitalization, spelling and punctuation in their English and other written class work. These lessons can be used as comprehensive study guides or to supplement what is already being taught in class.

5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to increase your 5th grader's knowledge of the correct rules of punctuation, spelling and capitalization, including comma use, quotations and contractions. Use the lesson quizzes to ensure your student understands the material before moving on to the next lesson. Short videos help keep learning fun and will help increase interest in the material. If you need to review just a portion of a video lesson, use the video tabs feature in the Timeline to jump directly to the section you'd like to watch.

Chapter Topics

  • Utilizing comma rules, capitalization and end punctuation correctly
  • Using apostrophes, colons and contractions
  • Choosing the right punctuation for quotations, dialogue and titles
  • Writing with effect using punctuation

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with punctuation and spelling will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about correct capitalization, spelling and punctuation use.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to use punctuation properly
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about capitalization
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about spelling
  • Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover capitalization, spelling and punctuation topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about spelling and punctuation.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands sentence construction by completing the 5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling chapter exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 8: 5th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Capitalization Lesson for Kids: Rules & Definition

1. Capitalization Lesson for Kids: Rules & Definition

Capitalizing words allows them to be set apart from the other words in a sentence. A capital letter is like a highlight; it draws the reader's attention to it. Read the following lesson to learn the rules of capitalization.

End Punctuation: Lesson for Kids

2. End Punctuation: Lesson for Kids

No matter what you are writing about, every sentence has to end. In this lesson, you will learn about the three different types of end punctuation that can be used at the end of a sentence.

Comma Rules: Lesson for Kids

3. Comma Rules: Lesson for Kids

Commas are one of the punctuation marks that make many students shudder in fear. But don't cower, students! If you take the time to learn the rules, they're easy. Be brave, and follow along!

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

4. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Apostrophe: Use & Examples

5. Apostrophe: Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.

Using Colons: Lesson for Kids

6. Using Colons: Lesson for Kids

Ever wonder what these two little dots [ : ] mean? In this lesson, you'll learn more about these two little dots, called colons, why they're important, and when and how they are used in writing.

Contractions: Lesson for Kids

7. Contractions: Lesson for Kids

Can't, she'll, we've and they're are all words that have something in common. They are contraction words! In today's lesson we will learn about contractions and work with a few examples.

Punctuating Dialogue & Quotations: Lesson for Kids

8. Punctuating Dialogue & Quotations: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn the correct way to write and punctuate the things people say. These things include direct quotations and conversations.

Punctuating Titles in Writing: Lesson for Kids

9. Punctuating Titles in Writing: Lesson for Kids

Learn the rules for correctly punctuating titles of works, including books, newspapers, poems, song titles and more. Understand when to use underlining, italicizing, and using quotation marks for titles.

Choosing Punctuation for Effect: Lesson for Kids

10. Choosing Punctuation for Effect: Lesson for Kids

If you've ever listened to someone read a story and it was totally boring, they probably didn't use punctuation with effect. In this lesson, you will learn how to use punctuation to add more enthusiasm to your writing. Let's see how.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

11. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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