lowercase and uppercase letters
Each letter in the alphabet can be lowercase or uppercase. Uppercase letters are also called capital letters.
Download our Lowercase letters alphabet chart and Uppercase letters alphabet chart below.
These alphabet charts introduce children to the upper- and lowercase letters. Say the alphabet together. Can you write the lowercase alphabet letters? Can you write the uppercase alphabet letters? These activities have also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
A is uppercase. a is lowercase.
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Learning the alphabet is the first step on every child’s reading journey. Research shows that children with prior knowledge of the alphabet learn to read more easily and more fluently, so it’s vitally important that the alphabet is taught in a playful and engaging way.
When learning their ABCs, children have to understand that each letter has a different shape and name, and that letters combine to form words. By making it clear that the letter A is not just for apple but also for avocado, children learn that A makes a constant sound across different words. Learning the most common sound that each letter makes is an essential, foundational skill that will be built on later when children encounter phonics.
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