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Capitalization Smartboard Activities

Main Core Tie

English Language Arts Grade 7
Language Standard 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups


Keslee Keele


Students will be able to demonstrate their capitalization knowledge through the use of the smart board. They will need to determine which words must be capitalized by verbally answering and clicking to check answer and also by dragging words to the correct vortex.


  • interactive white board
  • projector

  • Background for Teachers

    Teachers must know capitalization rules. They must know how to use a interactive white board (dragging items to specified spots, project computer screen).

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Students must have some background knowledge on the rules of capitalization. They must understand the difference between proper nouns and common nouns.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students should be able to accurately capitalize proper nouns, titles, pronoun "I", holidays, months, days of the week, and ethnicity.

    Instructional Procedures

    • Discuss the rules of capitalization.
    • Open the smartboard assignment notebook.
    • Call on different students to verbally edit the tiles. Students could write the words that need to be capitalized on a piece of paper or white board. Have students click on the tile to check their answer. Have different students check answers for each tile.
    • On the vortex notebook, students will be chosen randomly to come to the board to drag a word/phrase to the correct vortex. If it is correct, the word will disappear in the vortex, if not, it will be spit out.

    • Assessment Plan

      Students will be assessed by their correct responses. Teacher will be able to determine which students need more direct instruction on capitalization.

Created: 10/03/2014
Updated: 02/03/2018