Capitalize Days of the Week

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10043

Knowing the days of the week is important, especially those important holidays and birthdays! Knowing how to write them is important, too, so get out your crayons and game face to learn about letters!



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

Lesson Plan - Get It!


On what day is your birthday this year? What day is your favorite holiday? Knowing the days of the week is important and, when writing the days of the week, the first letter of the word must be capitalized. Think of the days of the week. Here's a riddle: Name 4 days of the week that start with the letter "T"!

Get ready to practice writing the days of the week!

Do you know the answer to the riddle?

Four days of the week that start with the letter "T" are:

  1. today

  1. tomorrow

  1. Tuesday

  1. Thursday

OK, that was a little tricky, but notice that Tuesday and Thursday start with the letter "T," but we can also call a day today or tomorrow, and those words start with the letter "T" as well!

In the list of answers above, we see two types of nouns: common nouns and proper nouns.

A common noun names a person, place, or thing.

A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing.

The nouns "today" and "tomorrow" are common nouns. Tuesday and Thursday are proper nouns because they name specific days.

When we write, proper nouns are capitalized.

Read the days of the week below. Note that each starts with a capital or uppercase letter (Surprise bonus: When you reach the end of the lesson, you will learn why letters are called uppercase and lowercase!):

days of the week

Write and complete the following sentences on your paper. Be sure to write the names of the week correctly:

Today is _____________________ .

Yesterday was ______________________ .

Tomorrow will be ____________________ .

Check your work. Do the days of the week in your sentences start with a capital (uppercase) letter?

There is a fun chart for you to color: Print the Days of the Week chart from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar and color the capital letters red.

Listen to the Learning Station Days of the Week Song - 7 Days of the Week below. While you are singing, read the days of the week with the song or use your chart as a reference:


Move on to the Got It? section to play a silly but fun guessing game!

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