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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Capitalization

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

6.20

Description:

Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions.

Standard:

6.20.A

Description:

use capitalization for:
  1. commas in compound sentences;
  2. proper punctuation and spacing for quotations; and
  3. parentheses, brackets, and ellipses (to indicate omissions and interruptions or incomplete statements); and

Standard:

6.10.D

Description:

(D) edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
  1. complete complex sentences with subject-verb agreement and avoidance of splices, run-ons, and fragments;
  2. consistent, appropriate use of verb tenses;
  3. conjunctive adverbs;
  4. prepositions and prepositional phrases and their influence on subject-verb agreement;
  5. pronouns, including relative;
  6. subordinating conjunctions to form complex sentences and correlative conjunctions such as either/or and neither/nor;
  7. capitalization of proper nouns, including abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations;
  8. punctuation marks, including commas in complex sentences, transitions, and introductory elements; and
  9. correct spelling, including commonly confused terms such as its/it's, affect/effect, there/their/they're, and to/two/too;

6th Grade Writing - Capitalization Lesson
 
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