Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Capital and Lowercase, and supports the standard of demonstrating print awareness by identifying all uppercase and lowercase letters. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Prompt students to observe print around the classroom. Ask:

  • What words do you notice in our classroom that have capital letters? 
  • Where in your classroom do you see lowercase letters?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Play the Capital and Lowercase movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about capital and lowercase while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw the alphabet using uppercase letters.
  • Activity: Underline the letters that should be capitalized.
  • Talk About It: Describe when you use capital and lowercase letters.
  • Write About It: Describe a friend using capital and lowercase letters.

More to Explore 

Sentence Unit: Continue to build understanding around grammar and conventions by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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