Upper Case Letters
Identification of proper nouns and the importance of their denotation with the capital letter brick.
Read the words.
Remove each proper noun and place it in a column on the left bottom side of the base plate.
Place the common nouns in a second column.
How to prepare
1 base plate
Capital letter sign bricks
Write 6 words on the base plate, mixing proper and common nouns. Don’t forget to add "capital letter sign" when needed !
Correct brick manipulation to recreate the nouns is difficult without a plan.
Ask "How did you remember where to place the letters?"
Suggest "Tell a story using the 6 words and choose a way to indicate when you say a word that starts with an upper case letter" (e.g. stand up, clap your hands).
Add more words.
Add words that can be both proper or common nouns such as Braille/braille.
Multiple classification : first sort proper or common ... and then sort within the category using capital letter sign (persons’ names, cities’ names …)
Peer play : one makes the words, the other sorts them.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Enrich the lexicon, acquire grammatical and lexical spelling: Develop understanding concepts such as: leaving spaces between words, joining words and joining clauses, learning correct punctuation, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas
- Describe an organization produced or observed
- Understand rules
- Organize: find objects in their usual place; return them to their usual place; sort or categorize by placement, function, attribute; gather materials for a task
Did you know?
Engaged learners demonstrate motivation and commitment towards their learning, often extending themselves beyond set goals and expectations.
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