Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Capitalize Appropriate Words in Titles: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.A

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Example Question #1 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the sentence that uses capitalization correctly. 

Possible Answers:

Today in math class, Mr. Juan gave us a pop quiz. 

Today in science class, miss Miller assigned a lot of homework. 

Today in gym class, mr Dixton let us play kickball. 

While I was watching TV, president George Bush was shown during a commercial break. 

Correct answer:

Today in math class, Mr. Juan gave us a pop quiz. 

Explanation:

To answer this question correctly, we need to know that titles need to be capitalized. Titles such as Mr., Miss., and Mrs. always need to be capitalized and end with a period. Also, when we are talking about a specific president, "President" needs to be capitalized because it is the person's title. 

"Today in math class, Mr. Juan gave us a pop quiz." is the correct answer. 

Example Question #2 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a book correctly

Possible Answers:

lost in The Sun by Lisa Graff

Lost in The Sun by Lisa Graff

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

Lost in the Sun By Lisa Graff

Correct answer:

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Book titles are written in italics 

Example Question #3 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a short story correctly 

Possible Answers:

"The Fall of the house of Usher"

"The Fall of the House of Usher" 

"The Fall of The House of Usher" 

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" 

Correct answer:

"The Fall of the House of Usher" 

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Short stories are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #4 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a movie correctly 

Possible Answers:

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and The Beast

Correct answer:

Beauty and the Beast

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Movie titles are written in italics 

Example Question #5 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a song correctly 

Possible Answers:

"Fast Cars and Freedom" 

"Fast cars and freedom"

"Fast Cars And Freedom" 

"Fast cars And Freedom"

Correct answer:

"Fast Cars and Freedom" 

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Song titles are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #6 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a short story correctly 

Possible Answers:

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

"The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson

"the Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

“The lottery” by Shirley Jackson

Correct answer:

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Short stories are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #7 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a short story correctly

Possible Answers:

"Flowers for Algernon" by daniel Keyes

“Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

“Flowers for algernon” by Daniel Keyes

Correct answer:

“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Short stories are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #8 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a short story correctly 

Possible Answers:

“A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez

“a Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez

“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" By Gabriel García Márquez

Correct answer:

“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Short stories are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #9 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a short story correctly

Possible Answers:

“the fly” by Katherine Mansfield

"The Fly" By Katherine Mansfield

“The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield

“the Fly” by Katherine Mansfield

Correct answer:

“The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Short stories are always written with quotes around the title. 

Example Question #10 : Capitalize Appropriate Words In Titles: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.A

Select the answer that punctuates a title of a movie correctly

Possible Answers:

the Lion King

The Lion King

the lion King

The lion king

Correct answer:

The Lion King

Explanation:

In a title, capitalize the first word, the last word, and every important word in between.

These words are not important in titles:

Articles, aanthe

Short prepositions, such as atbyforinofontoup

Coordinating conjunctions, such as andbutor

Movie titles are written in italics 

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