Capitalization And Punctuation Worksheets
Rules For Capitalizing PDF List

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Our printable capitalization and punctuation worksheets have the capitalization rules at the top of the page which helps kids understand which are the important words in our writing. Simply review the rules for each set.

Help your elementary through middle school students learn how to capitalize with our printable worksheets and list of rules of capitalization.


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The rules for capitalization are the guidelines for using upper case letters in the written word. The word capital means head, top, first or most important. The first word in a sentence is the capital word. The top, or most important, letter of an important word is the first letter.

Capitalize the first letter of every sentence; every line of poetry; proper names of persons, places, days; most words derived from proper nouns; titles of religion, honor or distinction; words of nationality; the letters I and O when used as words; and sometimes other special or emphatic words, phrases, and clauses. 

Printable Capitalization List Of Rules

Capitalize the first letter of:

  • Every sentence.
  • Every line of poetry.
  • Proper names of persons, places, days and such.
  • Titles of religion, honor or distinction.
  • Words of nationality.
  • Most words derived from proper nouns.
  • The letters I and O when used as words.

And sometimes:

  • Words of special importance.
  • Emphatic words, phrases and clauses.

Capitalization And Punctuation Worksheet PDFs

Capitalization and punctuation worksheets work well when children work on sentences. So many times capitalization and punctuation exercises never ask the children to write real sentences. These worksheets will give them practice putting both in the right place.

Capitalization of Nationality Worksheets

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Capitalization And Punctuation Worksheets of Poetry

We have lots more R.L. Stevenson poetry worksheets here.

Capitalization of Proper Names Worksheets

Sentence Capitalization And Punctuation Worksheets

Remember to capitalize the first letter in a sentence and punctuate the end.

Capitalization Of I And O Worksheets

The words I and O are so small that it is a good thing they're capitalized as we might lose them as we read. O is often written as Oh and they are both capitalized at the beginning of a sentence or exclamation.

There are also other examples of how to capitalize in these sets.

Capitalization Of Titles Worksheets

Capitalize the first letter in the titles of prominent people and their abbreviations. 

More Rules of Capitalization

Also, in general, emails should not use all-caps or extra exclamation marks as these are frequently marked as spam messages by computer security systems. Other people think that one is upset or meaning to yell when all the letters in a subject or title are capitalized. 

Also all-caps text is harder to read.

The only "words" that use capital letters, or upper case letters, in the middle or at the end of the word are fabricated computer related words or commercialized words like YouTube. Otherwise the capitalization rules forbid using capital letters in the middle of words.

Most capital letters are simply larger versions of the lower case letters. If you're looking for more capitalization worksheets check out our alphabet worksheets.

Also, we are to only capitalize words that are used as nouns or are used in noun phrases and noun clauses, as with book titles. Verbs and other parts of speech are not normally capitalized.

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