Writing Months of the Year

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10066

Using a calendar is an important time-telling skill, especially if you want to find someone's birthday or your favorite holiday! In this lesson you will learn calendar skills and capitalization rules.



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

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Look through the pages of a calendar — either a paper calendar or an online calendar. Do you notice that each page has a name? These are the months of the year! You need to know them so you can find important dates, like holidays and birthdays!

The calendar is a tool that can tell you the day, month, and year.

Calendars help you track and tell time.

Knowing the months of the year can help you know when important events, seasons, and holidays are coming up. How many months are there in your calendar?

Watch the Learning Station Months of the Year Song video below and sing along!

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Now, read the months of the year on the chart below:

months of the year


The names of the months are parts of speech called nouns. There are two types of nouns: common nouns and proper nouns.

Common nouns are general names of people, places, and things, like man, city, and rock. Proper nouns name specific people, places, and things, like Mary, New York, and Mount Everest.

 Common Noun

 Proper Noun








Notice that each month on the chart starts with a capital or uppercase letter. Months of the year are proper nouns. When writing a month word, always begin with a capital or uppercase letter.

Finish this sentence:

  • My birthday is in the month of ________________________________.

Check your writing. Did you write the month of your birthday with a capital or uppercase letter?

Move on to the Got It? section to play a months card game!

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