Formatting Titles of Works Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.5.2.D
One of biggest things that plagued me on my college term papers was the use of formatting on titles. I would always lose a few points just because I didn’t pay attention to the formatting that I was using. If you compare the styles of different teachers, those styles are reflected in the writing of their students. Underlining and using italics in titles serve the same purpose and they should always be used for a work that stands on its own. If you are forming a title that is part of a larger body of work, remember to use quotation marks in the title. These worksheets will help you learn to form proper titles and huge help in college.
Formatting Titles Worksheets To Print:
The Box Office – Your job is to properly capitalize each of the move titles.
Sssssssnakes! – In the paragraph you will find gaps where titles need to formatted with capitals.
Formatting Titles – Write a sentence that includes each title on the line provided, following the correct formatting rules for titles.
The Last Unicorn – Rewrite each sentence below, using the rules for formatting titles.
Formatting Titles – Read each sentence. Make whatever changes are necessary for the titles to be formatted correctly.
What Is It? – Use your knowledge of the rules for formatting titles determine what kind of work each title is referring to.
What I Did This Summer – Read the handwritten paragraph. Add correct punctuation to each title (underline or add quotation marks).
How to Format the Titles of Works?
The title is the most important element in any work and therefore, requires a lot of care white crafting and formatting it. There are some commonly accepted practices that are followed in writing and formatting the titles of almost all the textual works in the English language. These titles are quoted directly in other works and there is another distinct set of specific rules to write those titles within the statements too.
Here are some generic rules for proper formatting and writing of titles, both individually as well as in other works that a student must keep in mind:
How to Format Individual Titles?
The title of a piece of work usually occurs in the top middle of the first page. These titles are written in larger size as compared to the text within paragraphs and is usually written in bold. Most authors prefer to underline the title which is also totally fine. However, writing the whole title, especially when it is a longer one, in capital letters is a practice not favored by academics and professionals very much. Instead, it is better to capitalize the first letter of every word in the title, but special care needs to be paid as the helping verbs and determiners are not capitalized no matter what. In case, a title is of 2-3 words, it can be written completely in capital letters, but it is still the less favorable option.
How to Format Titles in Other Works?
If a shorter title, consisting of a few words, has to be mentioned in any other work, it is better to enclose it within double quotation marks. However, writing the titles in italics is preferred for longer titles. Nevertheless, the capitalization rules here are the same as those above.