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Basics on the topic Capital Letters
Upper Case and Lower Case
Have you ever wondered: Why are some of the letters big and some of them small? We call this upper case and lower case. In this text on uppercase letters we learn all about uppercase letters or capital letters. Let’s learn more about the idea of an uppercase letter and see examples of uppercase letters with the following explanation.
Upper Case Letters
An uppercase letter or capital letter is a letter that is written in its bigger form. All of the letters in the alphabet have two sizes: capital and lowercase letters. Capital letters are the bigger letters. Capital, or uppercase, letters reach from to the top, blue line, all the way to the bottom green line on a piece of paper.
Uppercase Letters – Appearance
Sometimes alphabet capital letters look the same as the lowercase ones, just bigger.
Other times, capital alphabet letters look bigger and different than their lowercase partners.
For example, the capital B has two bellies, but the lowercase b only has one.
Uppercase Letters – Rules
When do you use capital letters? There are certain rules for capital letters we must follow. We use capital letters in special cases like when we write our names.
Uppercase Letters – Summary
- Capital, or uppercase, letters are the big letters in the alphabet.
- They reach from the top, blue line all the way to the bottom, green on a piece of paper.
- Sometimes capital letters look the same as their lowercase partner letters, just bigger. Other times, capital letters look bigger and a little different than lowercase ones.
- When do you use capital letters? Capital letters are special, so we don’t use them all the time. We use them for things like names.
|Use of uppercase letters
|“Alphabet Trail Map”
Continue your learning with our printable capital letters worksheets as well as our interactive exercises and activities where you can use capital letters. Keep practising to improve your knowledge of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Transcript Capital Letters
Dee and Kala are reading the Alphabet Trail Map to decide which path to take today when they notice something.
“Why are some of the letters big and some of them small?”
"Well, that’s because some of them are capital letters.”
Let's help Dee and Kala by learning all about "Capital Letters"!
All of the letters in the alphabet have two sizes.
The big letters are called CAPITAL letters. Sometimes you might hear them being called uppercase letters.
Capital and uppercase letters are the same.
Capital letters are taller.
They reach from the top to the bottom of a line on a piece of paper. Here, we can see they reach from the top, blue, line to the bottom, green line.
Sometimes capital letters look the same as the lower case ones, just BIGGER.
Other times, capital letters look bigger AND different to their lower case partners.
You can see how the capital has two bellies, but the lower case only has one.
Or notice how the capital
At the beginning of your name!
Can you find the capital letters in the names, Dee and Kala?
Let's start with Dee's name.
Which is the capital letter here?
Capital letters are special, so we don’t use them all the time. One special place we see them is at the beginning of our names! "Let's take Capital Crest today!" "Ok! But let's not forget to thank our new friend for all of her help." "Hey, where'd she go?" "I guess she's pretty snappy for an old tortoise."
Capital Letters exercise
What is a capital letter?Hints
Here we can see a capital letter and a lower case letter. What do you notice?
Is the capital letter bigger or smaller than the lower case letter?
Is the capital letter at the start or the end of the sentence?Solution
Capital letters are the bigger letters in the alphabet.
We use capital letters at the start of a sentence.
Remember, we also use capital letters for other special words such as names and places too.
Where are the capital letters in this sentence?Hints
Remember that capital letters are bigger than lowercase letters and would reach from the blue to the green line.
Capital letters are used in special situations like at the beginning of a name. Here the capital letters are highlighted in green.Solution
Here are the capital letters highlighted in green.
- When looking for capital letters, remember that they will be bigger than other letters in the sentence.
- They are also used in special cases, for example in names (Dee and Kala) and at the beginning of sentences.
Can you find the capital letters?Hints
Remember, capital letters are bigger than lowercase letters.
Lowercase letters are smaller than capital letters.Solution
The letters K, P and A are the capital letters in the picture.
We can tell because they are bigger than the lowercase letters.
Which letters are capitals and which are lowercase?Hints
Uppercase letters are usually bigger than the lowercase letters
An uppercase letter would stretch from the blue line to the green line on a piece of paper.Solution
The capital letters (in blue) are bigger than the lowercase letters (in yellow).
The capital letters stretch from the green to the blue line. The lowercase letters only reach the red line.
Which letters are capital letters?Hints
Remember, capital letters are bigger than lowercase letters.
Capital letters reach from the top of the blue line to the bottom of the green line.
There are three capital letters to find.Solution
The capital letters are A, M and B.
We can tell that these are capital letters because they are bigger than the other options.
The capital letters reach from the top blue line to the bottom green line on a piece of paper.
Which sentences have capital letters in the correct spots?Hints
Capital letters should be used for the first letter in names. Here, the capital letters are highlighted in green.
Capital letters are used for the first letter in a sentence. Here the T is a capital letter.Solution
The two correct sentences are:
- Dee and Kala like hiking.
- Dee and Kala are hiking the Alphabet Trail.