3rd Grade - Punctuation Of Dates, Cities And Titles

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Grammar
Punctuation of dates, cities and titles
Punctuate dates, city and state, and titles of books correctly.
Student can use and identify the comma. Student knows capitalization rules for months and proper nouns.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

How do I punctuate the date? The date is punctuated by adding a comma between the day and the year. ( August 21, 2007)

(2)

How do I punctuate city and state when they are written together? There is a comma written between the city and state. (Los Angeles, Ca)

(3)

How do I punctuate the titles of books? The titles of books should be underlined or written in italics.

(4)

Is there more than one way to punctuate titles of books when I use a computer?

(5)

What is a comma?

Learning Tips

(1)

Have your child look at real life examples of punctuation rules. Show them the address labeling on a real letter or the date on a real business letter.

(2)

If your child’s teacher does not have a preference as to how they label their homework, have your child write the date on every assignment for practice. This way they can get practice and be organized at the same time!

(3)

Have your child write letters to friends or family members. Make sure they write the date on the letter and write the addresses on the envelope.

(4)

Sometimes paper and pencil punctuation worksheets can be a bit dry for students. For additional practice have them look through book reviews in the newspaper. Have them highlight the titles of the books. Ask them to tell you what the author did to punctuate the title.

(5)

If your child constantly forgets the correct punctuation for dates, city and states, and titles, have them look back at their work. Before you point out their errors, see if they can find and fix their own mistakes.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Circle the correctly punctuated date for the next five problems.


  1. June 26, 2008

  2. june 26 2008

  3. June, 26 2008

(2)
  1. December 28 2000

  2. december 28 2000

  3. December 28, 2000

(3)
  1. May, 1 1996

  2. may,1 1996

  3. May 1, 1996

(4)
  1. February 12 1987

  2. February 12,1987

  3. February, 12 1987

(5)
  1. September 16, 1977

  2. september 16 1977

  3. September 16 1977,

(6)

Circle the correctly punctuated city and state for the following five problems.


  1. los angeles california

  2. los, angeles, california

  3. Los Angeles, California

(7)
  1. Seattle Washington

  2. Seattle, Washington

  3. seattle, Washington

(8)
  1. Chicago Illinois,

  2. Chicago Illinois

  3. Chicago, Illinois

(9)
  1. Austin, Texas

  2. austin, texas

  3. austin, Texas

(10)
  1. boston massachusetts

  2. Boston, Massachusetts

  3. Boston Massachusetts

(11)

Circle the correctly punctuated book title for the following five problems.


  1. charlotte’s web

  2. Charlotte’s Web

  3. Charlotte’s Web


(12)
  1. Pippi Longstocking

  2. pippi Longstocking

  3. pippi longstocking


(13)
  1. The Three Pigs

  2. The three pigs

  3. The Three Pigs


(14)
  1. One Hundred dresses

  2. one hundred dresses

  3. One Hundred Dresses


(15)
  1. Tuck Everlasting

  2. Tuck Everlasting

  3. tuck everlasting

(16)

For the following five problems choose the sentence that has the correct punctuation.


  1. The letter was sent from new york new york.

  2. The letter was sent from New york, New york.

  3. The letter was sent from New York, New York.

(17)
  1. Have you read Ramona Quimby?

  2. Have you read Ramona Quimby?

  3. Have you read ramona quimby?

(18)
  1. I was born on april 1, 1999.

  2. I was born on April 1 1999.

  3. I was born on April 1,1999.

(19)
  1. I live in Miami, Florida.

  2. I live in Miami, florida.

  3. I live in Miami, florida.

(20)
  1. We start school September, 4 2008.

  2. We start school september 4 2008,.

  3. We start school September 4, 2008.

(21)

Write the name of your city and state.

(22)

When is your birthday?

(23)

Write the title of your favorite book.

(24)

Punctuate the following two problems correctly.


September 16 1977.

(25)

Austin Texas

 

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