How do you know which words need a capital letter?

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I can use a capital letter for the
beginning of holidays, product names,
and geographic names.
What is a holiday?
What is a product?
What are geographic names?
2.L.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
How do you know which words
need a capital letter?
Search carefully...ask
yourself...are there any NAMES
of holidays,
products,
or geographic places?
Remember: The names of holidays, products, and
geographic spots must start with a capital letter.
What is a holiday?
A holiday is a day of special
celebration.
Some holidays are Valentine's Day,
Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
Can you think of more holiday
names that need capital letters?
Do any words need a capital letter in the purple sentence?
If so, why?
we like to dress up on halloween.
Remember: The names of holidays, products, and
geographic spots must start with a capital letter.
What is a product?
A product is something that is sold or used. Only
the name of the product will be capitalized. For
example, the word candy does not need a
capital letter. But the name of the candy needs
a capital letter, like Snickers candy.
Can you think of more product names that
need capital letters?
Do any words need a capital letter in the purple sentence?
If so, why?
i like to eat goldfish crackers and apples.
Remember: The names of holidays, products, and
geographic spots must start with a capital letter.
What is a geographic place?
A geographic place is somewhere you can go. It
is somewhere you can see on a map.
Some geographic places are states, cities, rivers,
oceans, countries, and continents. The names of
those places need a capital letter. Here are some
geographic places you may know: California,
Texas, New York, England, and the Pacific Ocean.
Can you think of more geographic places that
need capital letters?
Do any words need a capital letter in the purple sentence?
If so, why?
they went to canada for christmas.
Search this sentence for holidays, products names,
geographic names, or other words that need a capital letter.
How many did you find? Why does each one need a capital letter?
i like to eat hershey's kisses on valentine's day.
Read this sentence about a holiday.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use
and why was each word capitalized?
on saint patrick's day we wear green clothes.
Write a sentence about this holiday.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use and why was each word
capitalized?
See if you ca fix the sentence below the bunny too!
i got lots of peeps chicks and cadbury eggs
for easter.
Write a sentence about this holiday.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use and why was each word
capitalized? Try the one below!
on halloween i dressed up
like mickey mouse.
Search these sentences for holidays, products
names, geographic names, or other words that
need a capital letter. How many did you find?
Why does each one need a capital letter?
we ate pumpkin pie on thanksgiving day.
we drank sunkist lemonade with our turkey.
Write a sentence about this holiday.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use and why was each
word capitalized?
How do you know which
words need a capital
letter?
Search carefully...ask
yourself...are there any
NAMES of holidays,
products,
or geographic places?
The word crayons does not need a capital letter. The name of
the crayons you use does need a capital letter.
I can draw a bat using my Crayola crayons.
Let's try it! First, look in your desk and see the name of the
crayons you are using. Then, write a sentence using this frame:
i can draw __________with my _________ crayons.
What words start with a capital letter, and why?
Write a sentence using the name of your
favorite kind of candy.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use and why was
each word capitalized?
Search this sentence for holidays, products names,
geographic names, or other words that need a
capital letter. How many did you find? Why does
each one need a capital letter?
my mom made crystal light lemonade for lunch.
Write a sentence about the name of your
favorite food.
Did you need to use capital letters?
How many did you use and why was
each word capitalized?
A geographic place is somewhere you can go. It is somewhere you can see on a map. Some
geographic places are states, cities, rivers, oceans, countries, and continents. The names of
those places need a capital letter. Here are some geographic places you may know:
California, Texas, New York, England, and the Pacific Ocean.
Write a sentence about somewhere you would like
to go using this frame:
i would like to go to ________________.
The word river does not
need a capital letter, but
the name of a river does
need a capital letter.
The Mississippi River must
have capital letters because
it is the name of the river.
The word city does not need
a capital letter. The name of
a city needs a capital letter.
Write a sentence using the name of your city.
Which words have a capital letter and why?
Write a sentence using the name of your state.
Which words have a capital letter and why?
Here are the names of some parts of
New York City.
Tell your neighbor why the first letter
of those words have a capital letter.
Write a sentence using the name of your country.
Write another sentence about a country that you
would like to visit. Which words have a capital letter
and why?
Can you explain
why some words
need to start with
a capital letter?
I can remember to search carefully for
the NAMES of holidays, products, or
geographic places!
2.L.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and
geographic names.

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