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Basics on the topic Capitalizing Words

What did you learn about capitalizing words? You may already know that there are two different sizes of letters that we use when writing. One type is called capital letters, or uppercase letters. We can use capital, or uppercase letters to make some words stand out!

We always capitalize; * The first letter of a sentence * The word I * Names

Transcript Capitalizing Words

Sweet summer time, the air is warm, the sun is shining and Koko is at summer camp! While at her painting camp, she wants to write a letter to Pip to tell him all about what she's been up to. There's just one problem, though, she's not sure what needs to be capitalized. Let's help her by learning all about Capitalizing Words. You may already know that there are two different sizes of letters that we use when writing. One type is called capital letters, or uppercase letters. These letters are bigger and sometimes slightly different than the smaller lowercase letters. We can use capital, or uppercase letters to make some words stand out! Let's take a look at Koko's first sentence in her letter to see more. She wrote, 'how are you? I miss you so much!' You might already know that we always capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. What is the first letter of the first word in this sentence? The first word is 'how', starts with the letter H, and it looks like this! Let's look at Koko's next sentence. Can you think of any words that we would want to make stand out because they are important? Her next sentence says, 'camp is so much fun, I paint a new picture every day!' The next word we always capitalize is the letter I. The letter I represents you, and since you are important it needs to stand out! Koko's next sentence says, 'you would have so much fun here, pip'. Are there any words you think we should capitalize here? We should capitalize any names, because they are important and need to stand out, too! That means Koko should make the P in Pip capital! Take a look at Koko's next sentence to see if there are any other words to capitalize. I can't wait to see you at friends day on Sunday, July thirtieth!' We also always capitalize the date which includes the day of the week, here it's Sunday and the month is July! Let's check Koko's final sentence to see if she needs to capitalize any words. It says, 'see you soon, Pip!' We need to capitalize the S in see and the P in Pip! Before we see how Koko's letter turned out, let's review. Today we learned all about capitalizing words. We learned that we capitalize some words to make them stand out. We always capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence, the letter I, people's names, and dates! Now, let's see about that letter. "I hope this gets to Pip in time." "SURPRISE! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS DAY!" "Oh, Pip, friends day is next week!"