D LOVES to write! Our house is littered with little hearts everywhere with love notes written on it! It is funny how I even found one that said "I love myself"! On days when there is non stop chaos at our house and I ask everybody to be quiet for a while D often writes out what she wants to say in a letter form and hands it over to me! So anyways, it was time to work on some capitalization rules.
We've already learnt to capitalize the beginning of sentences during the course of our All About Spelling lessons. So we started to work on the other rules. I had read about these ideas on a few elementary albums. The first is a set of command cards that emphasize proper capitalization of names. I simply wrote these out on pieces of index cards. D wrote down the answers using correct capitalization rules in her composition book.
The other fun idea was to combine the capitalization of pronoun "I" with proper names. To work on this, I wrote down riddles based on familiar nursery rhymes. The answers were on the back of the index cards. D loved this! Again, this idea was taken from one of the elementary albums I have.
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