Before the Movie


What types of words get capital letters?

Are there any words in English that are never capitalized?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:26: What’s another way to describe “common” nouns? 

Timecode 2:48: Why might it helpful to capitalize an article that begins a title?

Timecode 4:17: Why would descriptive terms like “Australian” be capitalized? 


After the Movie


How do the rules around capitalization make reading easier? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Capitalization Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing. Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.