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Use Capital Letters Correctly

In this worksheet, students will practise identifying the correct use of capital letters and where they have been used incorrectly.

'Use Capital Letters Correctly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Capital Letters

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Worksheet Overview

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Phew, that was an exciting start! All superheroes need to use capital letters!


These letters are all capitals.

We use capital letters to start sentences, for the days of the week and  the months of the year.


colourful capital letters


We also use them for the names of people and places and sometimes to show that we are SHOUTING! (Don’t worry, we’re just so excited about using capital letters!)


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We also use a capital ‘i’ when we are writing I on its own, like this:


I like to go to the park.


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We don’t capitalise ‘a’ when it’s on its own, unless it is the start of a sentence, which is the same for all the other letters.


We use lower case letters everywhere else.


That’s why sometimes an ‘a’ for ‘Adam’ looks different at the beginning of the name to the middle of the name. 

Or for the country India. The I is a capital to start, because it is a name, but the i in the middle is a lower case.


Try writing your name with a capital letter…how does it look?


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You could try adding a ‘Miss' or ‘Ms’ or ‘Mr’ for your title, just like a teacher!

Have a go at writing other people’s names with capital letters to start!


When we change a letter to a capital, we can call it ‘capitalisation’. Wow! That’s a long word!


Today, we will practise spotting when a capital letter has been used correctly or fixing them when they have been missed out!




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