Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

K-4 - Capitalize with MINTS - ELACCKL2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. ELACC1L2a: Capitalize dates and names of people. ELACC2L2a: Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. ELACC3L2a: Capitalize appropriate words in titles. ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

This lists the rules for comma usage. This addresses the Common Core standard for 6th Grade Language: 6.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."