Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2

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Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the word that should always be capitalized. 

Possible Answers:

rug

hand

christmas

tell

Correct answer:

christmas

Explanation:

Of our answer choices, "Christmas" should be capitalized because it's a holiday and holidays are always capitalized. "Hand", "tell", and "rug" would only need to be capitalized if they were at the beginning of a sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Capitalize Holidays, Product Names, And Geographic Names: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2.A

Select the word that should always be capitalized. 

Possible Answers:

umbrella

easter

dog

soccer

Correct answer:

easter

Explanation:

Of our answer choices, "Easter" should be capitalized because it's a holiday and holidays are always capitalized. "Soccer", "umbrella", and "dog" would only need to be capitalized if they were at the beginning of a sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the word that should always be capitalized. 

Possible Answers:

jacket

tree

shoe

united states

Correct answer:

united states

Explanation:

Of our answer choices, "United States" should be capitalized because it's a geographical name and geographical names are always capitalized. "tree", "shoe", and "jacket" would only need to be capitalized if they were at the beginning of a sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the word that should always be capitalized.

Possible Answers:

sugar

hand

body

china

Correct answer:

china

Explanation:

Of our answer choices, "Chine" should be capitalized because it's a geographical name and geographical names are always capitalized. "Hand", "body", and "sugar" would only need to be capitalized if they were at the beginning of a sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Dear Mom

Camp is going great! I am having so much fun and I am making a lot of new friends. Today we played kickball and soccer. I scored a goal in soccer, but I did not score during the kickball game. Tomorrow we are going to play baseball! 

Love,

Charlie

A comma is missing from the letter provided. Where should it be added? 

Possible Answers:

After "Dear"

After "Mom"

After "kickball"

After "Charlie"

Correct answer:

After "Mom"

Explanation:

We use commas in greetings and closing of letters. The closing of the letter provided is "Love, Charlie". The comma is correctly placed in this closing. The greeting of the letter is "Dear Mom". The comma is missing after this greeting. A comma needs to be placed after "Mom". 

Dear Mom,

Camp is going great! I am having so much fun and I am making a lot of new friends. Today we played kickball and soccer. I scored a goal in soccer, but I did not score during the kickball game. Tomorrow we are going to play baseball! 

Love,

Charlie

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Dear Jessica,

My birthday is this weekend. I am going to have all of my friends over for a pool party. Would you like to come? We are going to play in the pool and eat pizza! I think it will be very fun. I hope you are able to come to my party. 

From

Hannah

A comma is missing from the letter provided. Where should it be added?

Possible Answers:

After "birthday"

After "Hannah"

After "Dear"

After "From"

Correct answer:

After "From"

Explanation:

We use commas in greetings and closing of letters. The greeting of the letter provided is "Dear Jessica,". The comma is correctly placed in this greeting. The closing of the letter is "From Hannah". The comma is missing in this closing. A comma needs to be placed after "From". 

Dear Jessica,

My birthday is this weekend. I am going to have all of my friends over for a pool party. Would you like to come? We are going to play in the pool and eat pizza! I think it will be very fun. I hope you are able to come to my party. 

From,

Hannah

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the correct contraction for the words below:

Is not

Possible Answers:

I'nt 

I'snt

Isn't 

Isno't

Correct answer:

Isn't 

Explanation:

A contraction combines two words into one with the use of an apostrophe ('). The apostrophe takes the place of one or more of the letters in the second word. 

When we combine a word with "not" the apostrophe takes the place of the "o". 

Is not  Isn't 

Example Question #2 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the correct contraction for the words below:

Do not

Possible Answers:

Dn't

Don'ot

Don't

Do'ot

Correct answer:

Don't

Explanation:

A contraction combines two words into one with the use of an apostrophe ('). The apostrophe takes the place of one or more of the letters in the second word. 

When we combine a word with "not" the apostrophe takes the place of the "o". 

Do not  Don't 

Example Question #2 : Use An Apostrophe For Contractions And Possessives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2.C

Select the correct contraction for the words below:

Have not

Possible Answers:

Haveo't

Have'ot

Havenot

Haven't

Correct answer:

Haven't

Explanation:

A contraction combines two words into one with the use of an apostrophe ('). The apostrophe takes the place of one or more of the letters in the second word. 

When we combine a word with "not" the apostrophe takes the place of the "o". 

Have not  Haven't 

Example Question #3 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Select the correct contraction for the words below:

Should not

Possible Answers:

Shouldno't

Shouldn't 

Should'nt

Shouldnt'

Correct answer:

Shouldn't 

Explanation:

A contraction combines two words into one with the use of an apostrophe ('). The apostrophe takes the place of one or more of the letters in the second word. 

When we combine a word with "not" the apostrophe takes the place of the "o". 

Should not  Shouldn't 

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