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Every sentence begins with a capital letter!
Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Marla Lewis


This song is available as an individual download: Every sentence begins with a capital letter!

This song is also available on Marla Lewis' Life's Lessons PreK-2nd Grade


Now, capitalization
And Punctuation
Have never made me celebrate
But the simple fact is
You’ve got to practice
The rules so that you can communicate!

JAMES
Do we have to?

MARLA
Yes! Now listen carefully:

Every sentence begins with a capital letter!
And it usually ends with a period or a question mark.
Leave a space between words
You can read ‘em much better
Then check your work again to see if it’s right!

Every day of the week has a capital letter
Every month of the year, every city and country ‘round the world
And everyone’s name gets a capital letter
And so do books and songs and movies and plays!

A period comes
At the end of a statement.
A question mark’s for What? Where? Who?
But if you’ve got the notion
To show some emotion
An exclamation mark will do!

MARLA
Okay, kids, let’s play a game.
I’m going to read a sentence and you tell me whether it ends
with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark, okay?

KIDS
Okay!

MARLA
“Yesterday, I went to the zoo.”

KIDS
Period!

MARLA
Correct.“An elephant came charging right at me!”

KIDS
Exclamation point!

MARLA
Excellent ! "Do you think they’ll catch him?”

KIDS
We hope so! Oh, yeah, question mark!

MARLA
Very funny! Now, let’s review:

A period comes
At the end of a statement.
A question mark’s for What? Where? Who?
But if you’ve got the notion
To show some emotion
An exclamation mark will do!

Every sentence begins with a capital letter!
And it usually ends with a period or a question mark.
Leave a space between words
You can read ‘em much better
Then check your work again to see if it’s right!

Every day of the week has a capital letter
Every month of the year, every city and country ‘round the world
And everyone’s name gets a capital letter
And so do books and songs and movies and plays!

MARLA
Well done! Now, here’s another game.
You tell me if the word I say gets a capital letter or no capital. Ready?

KIDS
Ready!

MARLA
“Saturday.”

KIDS
Capital!

MARLA
Good. “Book.”

KIDS
Nope. Not that one.

MARLA
Right! “Harry Potter.”

KIDS
Capital! This is easy!

MARLA
I’m glad you feel that way…

JAMES
Look, I wrote you a note.

MARLA
For me? Thanks!… James, I can’t read this!

JAMES
It says, “This is fun!”

MARLA
Oh, next time, put a…

JAMES
…space between the words, I got it!


See all of our Punctuation and Grammar Songs

Many thanks to Marla Lewis for permission to display these lyrics and lesson suggestions.
© Plumjuice Music / ASCAP. All rights reserved.

 
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