Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Capitalization and Proofing
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will demonstrate correct capitalization in their writing.
Know Before You Start: This lesson reminds students to check their writing for correct capitalization.
Display the sample comic. Ask students to analyze the comic for missing capital letters.
Have students discuss with a partner where capital letters should be used in the comic.
Discuss when capital letters should be used e.g., proper nouns, titles, the start of a sentence, etc.
Model and discuss how capitalization helps the reader to understand text.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a two-panel comic demonstrating the correct use of capitalization.
Panel 1: Write a paragraph using incorrect capitalization.
Panel 2: Show the paragraph written correctly.
Closure: Students can peer edit each other’s comics and check for capitalization.
Print out the comic for students to correct.
Provide visual reference for basic capitalization rules.