Writing First Names Correctly

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10041

You see names of people, places, and things written all around you. How does the written word identify names? Using a worksheet and crayons, learn more about using capital letters when writing names!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • What's your name?

Meet new friends in the fun video below.

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  • Did you notice anything about the names in the video?

Learning to write your name and other's names is an important skill to learn.

  • What did you notice about the names in the video?
  Noodle Blossom
  Cheesy Broccoli
  Jelly Kernel


  • Did you notice that the first letter is an uppercase letter and the rest of the letters are lowercase letters?

When you write your first name or another person's first name, the first letter in the name is always an uppercase or capital letter.

Look at the name examples below. Note that the first letter in each name is a capital or uppercase letter. The rest of the letters after the first letter are all lowercase letters.

  • Bob
  • Kate
  • Jamal
  • Sue

Practice writing your name using the Writing Paper found under Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

Make sure you write the first letter of your name in a capital or uppercase.

Next, meet the friends on the slides below. Practice writing their names on your paper.

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  • Did you write their names with a capital letter at the beginning?

If you're ready, move to the Got It? section to practice using capital letters!

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