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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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the FTCE General Knowledge Test (GK) (082): Study Guide & Prep course
- About the FTCE General Knowledge Test
- FTCE: Word Choice
- FTCE: Sentence Structure
- FTCE: Grammar Skills
- FTCE: Essay Skills
- FTCE: Essay Writing
- FTCE: Literal Reading Comprehension
- FTCE: Inferential Comprehension
- FTCE: Number Sense and Math Operations
- FTCE: Measurement
- FTCE: Geometry and Spatial Sense
- FTCE: Algebraic Thinking
- FTCE: The Coordinate Plane
- FTCE: Data Analysis
- FTCE: Probability
- Studying for FTCE General Knowledge
- FTCE General Knowledge Test Flashcards