Reinforce capitalisation of proper nouns, the pronoun ‘I’ and the beginning of sentences with this set of task cards.
Capitalisation in writing serves the following purposes:
- to let us know when a new sentence is beginning
- to show us which words are especially important.
Turn Early Writers Into Editors With Our Capitalisation Task Cards
Students read the text on the card and record the word that requires capitalisation. This includes:
- proper nouns
- the pronoun ‘I’
- the beginning of a sentence.
An answer key is included with your download so that students can self-check their work before moving on to a new task card.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
For those students who need a challenge, modify the resource by using the Google Slides version. Remove the options to choose from on each card and simply provide the incorrect sentence for students to identify the error.
Support students who need help by reviewing the cards in a small group or one-to-one context. Simplify the task further by assigning students specific capitalisation errors to look for, such as only the ‘I’ pronoun or the first words in sentences.
Students might also benefit by working with more proficient partners to complete the task cards together.
One Set of Capitalisation Task Cards, Endless Learning Opportunities
🛴 Scoot Activity
Place the task cards around the room in numerical order. Assign each student or pair a number to start. Give students an appropriate amount of time to read the card and write the word that needs capitalisation in the corresponding space on their paper. On your cue, students rotate to the next card. Continue in this manner until students have made it through all of the cards.
✍️ Show Me!
Give each student a mini whiteboard and marker. Project a task card and have students rewrite the sentence with corrected capitalisation. When everyone has written down their answer, say, “Show Me.” Students flip their boards, allowing you to see who needs extra support.
🔔 Bell Ringer Activity
Project a task card for your students to see as soon as they enter the classroom. On a piece of paper, have students rewrite the sentence with the corrected capitalisation which they hand in at the start of class.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Cut and slip cards into write-and-wipe sleeves to create a sustainable activity for your classroom. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
Make sure students leave your classroom proficient in capitalisation skills by including these activities and resources in your lesson: