Weekly Content Update | Capitalization Rules & Multiple Meaning Words

Weekly Content Update | Capitalization Rules & Multiple Meaning Words

This Week at Gemiini

This week we're excited to share new content for teaching capitalization rules. We'll also be looking at clips designed to help learners understand words that have the same spelling but different meanings. We'll dig into the clip library to discover where you can find these clips and how they can be used in your student's assignments.

Capitalization Rules

Our Capitalization Rules clips teach capitalization rules related to formatting, such as the rules to capitalize the first word of a sentence and to capitalize the closing of a letter. They also include lessons focused on capitalizing words in specific categories of proper nouns. These focus on capitalizing country names, brand names, the names of days, and other types of proper nouns students are likely to encounter in their writing.

For each rule, three examples of sentences requiring capitalization are shown in sequence. Each sentence animates to demonstrate which words should be capitalized as a voice over of the rule plays. Repeating the rules while showing how they are applied reinforces knowledge about when to use capitalization.

These clips address a range of capitalization rules and can improve writing skills in beginning and advanced writers alike. Because written examples are used to teach the rules, these clips are recommended for Gemiini learners who already have some reading and writing (or typing) abilities. Clips teaching capitalization rules are located in Reading, Writing, & Academic → Grammar.

Multiple Meaning Words

Our Multiple Meaning Words clips are designed to help students understand the difference in meaning between words that are spelled the same way. Images showing the different meanings of the word are shown as an actor uses the word differently in two sentence examples. These clips help learners understand the role of context in language and teaches them to think about how each word is being used to understand which meaning makes the most sense. This is a great way to expand your student's vocabulary.

Understanding that words with different meanings can be spelled the same way improves language and reading comprehension. We suggest adding these clips to custom assignments after your student begins to demonstrate receptive understanding of basic word labels. To keep assignments focused on your student's unique needs, try using clips teaching words your student has struggled with before adding unfamiliar content to his or her assignments. Multiple Meaning Words clips are located in Reading, Writing, & Academic → Vocabulary Builders → Multiple Meaning Words.

For help using this content or any clips from the Gemiini library in your student's assignments, schedule a call with one of our product specialists. If you're having technical trouble or need help getting started, check out the articles in our Knowledge Base. If you're looking for clips that don't exist on the site, please send a content request to videos@gemiini.org.