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In This Video Explaining the Meaning of Uppercase Letters

Dee and Kala are reading the Alphabet Trail Map to figure out which path to hike today, when they notice something: why are some of the letters big and some of them small? In this video on uppercase letters, Dee and Kala learn all about uppercase, or capital, letters!.

What Is an Uppercase Letter?

Let’s learn more about the idea of an uppercase letter and see examples of uppercase letters with the following explanation.

Uppercase Letter Meaning

An uppercase letter is a letter that is written in its bigger form. All the letters in the alphabet have two sizes: big and little. Sometimes we call the big size capital letters, but it means the same thing as uppercase. Uppercase, or capital, letters reach from to the top, blue line, all the way to the bottom green line on a piece of paper.

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Sometimes uppercase letters look the same as the little ones, just bigger.

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Other times, uppercase letters look bigger and different than their smaller partners.

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For example if we do uppercase letter tracing, the uppercase B has two bellies. But after tracing the little b, we know it only has one.

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We can write the alphabet in all uppercase letters if we want to! But, we do not use them all the time. We use uppercase letters in special cases like when we write our names. The uppercase first letter is capitalized!

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Uppercase Letter Summary

  • Uppercase, or capital, 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 uppercase letters look the same as their little partner letters, just bigger. Other times, uppercase letters look bigger and a little different than their smaller buddies.

  • Uppercase letters are special, so we don’t use them all the time.

Uppercase Letter Practice

Have you done an uppercase letter practice worksheet yet? On this website, you can also find uppercase letter worksheets and uppercase letter activities.

Transcript Uppercase Letters

Dee and Kala are reading the Alphabet Trail Map to figure out which path to hike 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 uppercase letters.” "What's that?" "Who’s that?" Let's help Dee and Kala by learning all about "Uppercase Letters"! All the letters in the alphabet have two sizes: big and little. The big letters are called uppercase letters. Sometimes they are called capital letters too, but it means the same thing. Uppercase, or capital, letters are taller. They reach from to the top, blue line, all the way to the bottom green line on a piece of paper. Sometimes uppercase letters look the same as the little ones, just bigger. Other times, uppercase letters look bigger and different than their smaller partners. See how the uppercase B has two bellies, but the little ‘b’ only has one? Or notice how the uppercase M reaches from top blue to the bottom green line, but the little ‘m’ only reaches the middle red line? We can write the alphabet in all uppercase letters if we want to! But in words, uppercase letters are special letters! We don’t use them all the time. We use uppercase letters in special cases. First let's take a look at some uppercase letters. Can you think of one place where you’ve seen an uppercase letter? In the beginning of your name! Can you find the uppercase letters in the names, Dee and Kala? Let's start with Dee's name. What letter is uppercase here? The D is uppercase because it is bigger than the other letters, reaching from the top, blue line to the bottom, green one. What about Kala's name, which letter is uppercase? The K is uppercase because it reaches from the blue line all the way to the green line! Let's look back at the name of the trail map. What letters are uppercase here? A, T, and M are all taller, uppercase letters in the name too. While Dee and Kala decide which trail to take today, let's remember. Today, we learned all about uppercase letters! Uppercase, or capital, 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 uppercase letters look the same as their little partner letters, just bigger. Other times, uppercase letters look bigger and a little different than their smaller buddies. Uppercase letters are special, so we don’t use them all the time. But we see them every time at the beginning of our names! "Let's take Uppercase Crest today!" "Ok! But let's not forget to thank our new friend for all her help...." "Hey, where'd she go?" "I guess she's pretty snappy for an old tortoise."