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Ch 5: FTCE: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to improve your spelling, capitalization and punctuation skills. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter provide several approaches to help you correctly answer questions about spelling, capitalization and punctuation on the FTCE General Knowledge Test.

FTCE: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation - Chapter Summary

Make sure you're ready for the spelling, capitalization and punctuation portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) General Knowledge Test by watching these video lessons. Learn standard spelling and capitalization rules and refresh your knowledge of the various types of punctuation and their usage through this series of videos. Some of the topics addressed in these lessons include the following:

  • Basic comma usage and rules
  • Clauses and contrasting sentence parts
  • Colons, semicolons and periods
  • Apostrophes
  • Basic capitalization and spelling rules
  • Homonyms and homophones

Objectives of the FTCE: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation Chapter

Prospective public school teachers in Florida must pass the four-part FTCE General Knowledge Test to earn certification. One of the subtests in this exam measures your English language skills, and more than half of that subtest's 40 multiple-choice questions center on test takers' grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation skills.

Each of the spelling, capitalization and punctuation lessons includes a video presentation and self-assessment quiz, which includes questions similar to those found on the English language skills subtest. You should start each lesson by taking the quiz and then retake it after watching the lesson. This will allow you to see how much your spelling, capitalization and punctuation skills have improved.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: FTCE: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

1. 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.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

2. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

3. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Apostrophes: Possession with Singular, Plural and Multiple Nouns

4. Apostrophes: Possession with Singular, Plural and Multiple Nouns

Confused about possessives and plurals? Don't know your from you're? Well, that's about to change! In this lesson, you'll learn just a few simple rules to help you figure out when to use apostrophes and why.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

5. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

6. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Overview of Standard English Spelling Rules

7. Overview of Standard English Spelling Rules

Spelling is an essential skill for students. This lesson will provide an overview of standard English spelling rules. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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