Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Capital and Lowercase topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Uppercase Reading
Make copies of a short picture book, short story, tall tale, or essay. Read the piece of writing out loud together and the have students underline each capital letter they see. Discuss why the word is capitalized. When are capitals used? Have students find a pattern or rule.

Learn from Mistakes

Have each student write sentences that contains errors in capitalization. Have them write the sentences on separate pieces of paper or index cards. Then have small groups swap cards and try to find the mistakes and correct them. Students can discuss how to fix each sentence and then move on to a different card. Then groups can swap cards with other groups and practice identifying and correcting mistakes.

Uppercase/Lowercase Bingo

Write all the lowercase and/or uppercase letters on scraps of paper and put them in a hat. Then have students make their own Bingo sheets using lowercase and/or uppercase letters. Draw letters out of the hat and say or write the letter on the board. For example, if you draw out an a you can either say “lowercase a” or write a on the board. The first student to get Bingo wins and can draw letters out of the hat.