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. Get out your crayons to learn about letters!



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

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Try to answer this riddle!

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  • Did you get it right?

It was a bit tricky because you were probably only thinking about the days of the week. Knowing the days of the week is important.

When writing the days of the week, the word's first letter must be capitalized.

Get ready to practice writing the days of the week!

The answer to the riddle above included 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 writing, proper nouns are capitalized.

Read the days of the week below. Note that each starts with a capital or uppercase letter.

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?

Great work!

Next, color the capital letters on the Days of the Week chart, from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

Then, use your chart to help you sing along with the video below!

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

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