Abbreviating the Days of the Week

Abbreviating the Days of the Week Purpose To learn to abbreviate the days of the week. Material Heading that reads: Abbreviations Seven labels, with a different day of the week, written on each. Red coloring pencil Pencil Slips of white paper Scissors Language Arts journals and pencils Presentation Most Montessori […]

Abbreviating Months of the Year

Abbreviating Months of the Year Purpose To learn to abbreviate the months of the year. Material Heading that reads: Abbreviations. Twelve prepared labels, one of each of the year. Red coloring pencil Pencil Slips of white paper Scissors Language arts journals and pencils Presentation Mot Montessori teachers introduce this topic […]

Identifying Sentences and Phrases

Identifying Sentences and Phrases Purpose To practice distinguishing between sentences and phrases.    Material Two prepared headings that read: These are sentences. These are phrases. (Use a period at the end of each). Five prepared sentence labels without a capital letter at the beginning of the first word and without […]

The Period

The Period Background Information The period is a very common punctuation mark. The period I used to end a sentence, a group of words that express a complete thought. It is also used to shorten words into abbreviations. Phrases, groups of words that do not form a complete thought, do […]


Punctuation Background Information Punctuation marks are symbols sued to separate words, add emphasis, and clarify meaning. Proper punctuation is essential to clear and effective writing. Students will benefit from an early introduction to punctuation. The best way to learn hw to use punctuation marks properly is to practice using them. […]

Using Capitalization For Brand Names

Using Capitalization For Brand Names Note: When introducing other situations in which the first letter is capitalized, teachers may wish to present one category t a time: titles, events, buildings/monuments, nationalities/languages, and brand names. While this activities is based on the capitalization of brand names, teachers may adapt the presentation […]

Capitalizing Geographical Locations

Capitalizing Geographical Locations Note: Teachers should first introduce the geographic locations individually according to category; continents, states/provinces, cities and streets. The following presentation introduces the continents, but may be adapted for the other categories. Purpose To become familiar with using a capital letter at the beginning of specific geographical locations. […]

Capitalizing the Word “I”

Capitalizing the Word “I” Purpose To understand that the pronoun “I” is always uppercase. Material Three separate cards, each with a familiar nursery rhyme or tongue twister printed on it. Example: “Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.” Riddle-type questions tased on the nursery rhyme or […]

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

Activity 3: Capitalizing Proper Nouns Purpose To practice capitalizing proper nouns. Materials Sentence labels with a blank space for a particular name. Examples: My name is: ____. My friend’s name is ____. My teachers name is ____. My dad’s name is: ____. Heading that reads: Particular names are always capitalized […]