Write a City and State

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10085

When writing a city and state, the two names are separated by a comma. In this lesson, you will practice using the comma while finding cities and states on a map and going on a pretend road trip!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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Maps are important tools that show us where places are and how to get to a destination. Can you find your city and state on the map?

Were you able to find your city and state on the map? Write then name of your city and state on your paper.

When we write cities and states, we need to remember our capitalization and punctuation rules.

  1. A city and state are proper nouns, so we use a capital letter at the beginning when we write.

  1. A comma (,) separates the city and state.

See the examples below:

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

Check your paper where you wrote your city and state. Did you put a comma after the city and use a capital letter at the beginning of each word?

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