Punctuation: Capital Letters and Periods

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  • Set A: Used to illustrate the capital letter at the beginning of each sentence and the full stop at the end. The first three cards each have one sentence with the capital letter and full stop highlighted in red. The other three cards duplicate these sentences but have no capital letter or full stop. The needed capital letters and full stop marks are each written in red on small cards sized to match the text.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Have the child bring over the material.
  2. Have the child understand that you will be showing him some sentences with punctuation.
  3. With the first set, ask the child to read each card in turn.
  4. Emphasis the first letter in red that is a capital letter and the dot (period) at the end is a full stop. With each card, conversationally highlight the function of those two punctuations. (An indirect Three Period Lesson) For example, tell the child that "all sentences begin with a capital letter and once our sentence is done, we place a dot to tell the read that the sentence is done".
  5. Then put those cards away and take out the second set.
  6. Lay out the punctuation marks (capital letters and periods)
  7. Take one sentence at a time, help the child conversationally place each punctuation mark where needed.
  8. Once each card has been done, have the child check his work against the first set of cards.
  9. Then put the punctuation marks and cards away.

Control Of Error

The sentence written with the correct punctuation written in red.

Points Of Interest


  • To make the child aware of basic sentence punctuation.
  • To help the child write and read.