Dinosaur Punctuation and Capitalization Activities


6 pages.
Common Core State Standard:Common Core State Standard:RF.1.1

Students will enjoy going on a dino hunt as they search for dinosaur sentence cards whose capital letter and end punctuation marks are extinct!

Laminate your cards.

  • Decide which 10 you want to use for the dino hunt and number them with a dry erase marker. If you use a permanent marker, a Mr. Clean Eraser will wipe off the numbers.
  • Put a magnet on the back of each card unless you are going to use a pocket chart.
  • Sprinkle the cards around the room. Students find them and put them on the white board or in your pocket chart in 1-10 order, so that they can rewrite the sentences on their recording sheet, putting in a beginning capital letter, and the appropriate punctuation.
  • Before students take their seats and work on their own papers, read the cards as a whole group, adding inflection so that students can determine where an exclamation mark goes,
  • Have students gather in front of the board and have them take turns  filling in the correct answers with a red dry erase marker.
  • A nice "get the wiggles out" activity to do afterwards, is to do the Dino Pokey.
  • Later, you can use different sentences and use the recording sheets as an assessment.
  • This packet includes a certificate of praise.


Additional Info

  • SKU: TWM1161

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