Kindergarten - Write Uppercase And Lowercase Letters

 
     
 
     
 
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Write uppercase and lowercase letters
Write uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
Be able to print uppercase and lowercase letters using proper strokes. Know where to begin and end letters. Understand the form each letter should take.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Do all letters have straight lines?

(2)

Which letters are made from the letter “c”?

(3)

Which line do most lowercase letters start on?

Learning Tips

(1)

Make certain that you have penmanship paper. This paper is specifically made to practice printing letters. There are three lines used: top line, broken line and bottom line. Point them out and name \each of them with your child. Have your child recall their names. Make certain to keep a close eye on your child when s/he is printing. Although some letters may look good, some children form the letters from the wrong direction (starting at the bottom of the line rather than the top). When learning how to print the letters of the alphabet, it is better to practice all letters that have similar formations rather than staying in ABC order. Start with the lowercase letters first. Make certain that you repeat the instructions and name of letter as your child is printing.

(2)

Start with “c”. Print a proper letter “c” on the paper. Then lightly hold your child’s hand to help guide them in the printing process. Just as I have written these instructions, repeat them aloud to your child as they print the letter. Repeating the instructions over and over will help them understand what is expected. After a while your child should be able to repeat the instructions. Then you can release their hand.

Now pick up your pencil and start by putting it a little below the broken line. To make the letter “c”, move your pencil up to the broken line, touch the broken line, make a round tummy, touch the bottom line and come up again. Now you have a pretty “c”. Let’s do it again. We need two finger’s space to start the next letter.

There are other letters that start with the formation of the letter “c” and have another stroke added to them. Repeat the instructions for the formation of the letter “c”. Then add the following instructions for each individual letter.

  1. (Instructions for the letter “c”. Make certain to have already printed the letter once so that your child can see what it should look like. Hold their hand.) Now pick up your pencil and put it on the broken line right next to the “c”. Make a beautiful straight line down and touch the two ends of the letter “c” and then stop at the bottom line. Now you have the letter “a”.

  1. (Instructions for the letter “c”. Make certain to have already printed the letter once so that your child can see what it should look like. Hold their hand.) Now pick up your pencil and put it on the top line right next to the “c”. Make a beautiful straight line down and touch the two ends of the letter “c” and then stop at the bottom line. Now you have the letter “d”.

  2. Put your pencil between the broken line and the bottom line. Make a small straight line going from left to right then stop and move up and touch the broken line and make the letter “c”. Make sure to touch the line to close the letter “e”.

g- (Instructions for the letter “c”. Make certain to have already printed the letter once so that your child can see what it should look like. Hold their hand.) Now pick up your pencil and put it on the broken line right next to the “c”. Make a beautiful straight line down and touch the two ends of the letter “c” and then touch the bottom line and pass the bottom line then curve the line to make it look like the letter “j”. Now you have the letter “g”.


  1. (Instructions for the letter “c”. Make certain to have already printed the letter once so that your child can see what it should look like. Hold their hand.) Go up to the beginning of the letter “c” and close the circle. Now you have the letter “o”.

  2. (Instructions for the letter “c”. Make certain to have already printed the letter once so that your child can see what it should look like. Hold their hand.) Now pick up your pencil and put it on the broken line right next to the “c”. Make a beautiful straight line down and touch the two ends of the letter “c” and then touch the bottom line and pass the bottom line and come back up a little bit pointing to the right. Now you have the letter “q”.

To write the letters “b” and “p”, follow the same instructions for the letter “c” but only form the letter backward. “First we’ll make a backward letter “c”.

  1. start at the top line make a straight line down to the bottom line and then stop. Then pick up your pencil and make a backward “c”. You need a bat then a ball to make a “b”.

p- start at the broken line, make a straight line down past the bottom line. Then pick up your pencil and make a backward “c”. Now you have the letter “p”.



(3)

l- Start at the top line then make a straight line all the way down to the bottom line. Now you have the letter “l”.

h- Start at the top line then make a straight line all the way down to the bottom line. Pick up your pencil and start a little below the broken line touching the line you just made. Curve your line up to the broken line then back down to the bottom line.

k- Start at the top line then make a straight line all the way down to the bottom line. Pick your pencil up and start at the broken line. Make a sideways v touching the middle between the broken line and bottom line. Now you have a “k”.

t- Start just below the top line then make a straight line all the way to the bottom line. Pick up your pencil. Cross the t at the broken line. Don’t make the line too long.

i, m, n, r, u, v, w, x, and z all start at the broken line and end at the bottom line. Guide the stroke while telling your child which line to begin and end the strokes. m,n, and r all start their second stroke just below the broken line. v and w have the strokes meet at the bottom line. x crosses between the broken line and bottom line.

(4)

j and y start at the broken line and go past the bottom line. y meets at the bottom line.

f starts below the top line, curves up and touches the top line and continues down to the bottom line. This first stroke is one motion. The next stroke crosses the f.

(5)

With the exception of the letters “S” and the letter “C”, all the other capital letters begin at the top line. Don’t retrace any lines. Each part of a letter is a separate and distinct stroke. Remind your child to pick their pencil up each time a stroke is completed. Remind your child where it is that you want your child to begin the stroke, “top line” and where you want to end the stroke, “bottom line. All of the capital letters touch both the top line and bottom line. None of them cross either of these two lines.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Print the letter c C

(2)

Print the letter a A

(3)

Print the letter d D

(4)

Print the letter e E

(5)

Print the letter g G

(6)

Print the letter o O

(7)

Print the letter q Q

(8)

Print the letter b B

(9)

Print the letter p P

(10)

Print the letter l L

(11)

Print the letter k K

(12)

Print the letter h H

(13)

Print the letter t T

(14)

Print the letter i I

(15)

Print the letter v V

(16)

Print the letter w W

(17)

Print the letter x X

(18)

Print the letter y Y

(19)

Print the letter z Z

(20)

Print the letter m M

(21)

Print the letter n N

(22)

Print the letter r R

(23)

Print the letter u U

(24)

Print the letter s S

(25)

Print the letter j J

(26)

Print the letter f F

 

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