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How to Print – Write Capital Letters – Uppercase Letters- American Handwriting

How to Print – Write Capital Letters – Uppercase Letters- American Handwriting


Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my
video. You can find a lot more at my website www.coopos.com. Today I’m going to show
you how to print capital letters. Capital letters or uppercase letters are about twice
as tall as lowercase letters. So, to show that I’ll draw some lines on the board here
and show you a few letters. This is a capital A. Remember capital and
uppercase refer to the same size or same kind of letter. So this is a capital A. This is
a lowercase A. The capital A is about twice as tall as the lowercase A. There’s a capital
B and a lowercase B. Although the lowercase B goes up to the top of the line, the circle
part only goes halfway. So again, just a reminder, the uppercase letters are about twice as tall
as the lowercase letters. Something to keep in mind is that all of the
uppercase letters should be between the bottom and top line here. They start on the bottom.
They go up to the top. They don’t go past either line. So they don’t go below the
line and they don’t go above the line. Some of the lowercase letters when printed go below
the line but not the uppercase. Let me give you an example. This is an uppercase
G. It goes between these two lines. The lowercase G extends below the bottom line. Here’s
an uppercase P which stays between the two lines. Here’s a lowercase P which extends
below the line. So again, the uppercase letters just stay between the two lines. Something else to keep in mind when you make
your letters is that you should not write the letters directly on top of the lines like
this. I do sometimes see students who are just learning to write the English alphabet
and they write on top of the line in this way. They think that that’s where they need
to put the letters, that this is a guideline for them. Well, it is a guideline but it’s
a guide, this one is the bottom of the writing area. This is the top. So just be sure to
write your letters between the lines. Okay? I’m going to show you how to print each
capital letter in a very typical or usual way, but there are other ways to print the
letters as well. So in some cases, as I’m writing these letters I might show you another
way immediately. In other cases, I might show you another way at the end of this video,
but the way I’m going to show you now is a very typical and a very usual way. You may
find another way that will also work. Okay? So here we go. These are my guidelines.
For the letter A, I’m going to start at the top of the line and draw the first side
of the A slanting to the left and going down to the bottom line. I pick up my pen. I go
back to the top and go down and slant to the right so it looks like a tent. And then I
draw a line right in the middle to connect the two sides So again, I started at the top.
I went down. I lifted my pen. I went back to the top, came down, lifted my pen, and
went across the middle. Another way though is to start at the bottom, go up and don’t
lift the pen and then come back down and draw a line across. Either way will work. Okay? Here’s a capital B. Go straight down. Lift
up your pen Go back to the top. Make almost a circle and now I’m keeping my pen here.
I’m not lifting it. And make another circle on the bottom, a partial circle. Notice that
the bottom of the B, this part, is bigger than the top of the B. Just a little bit bigger. To make the letter C, I start just a little
bit below the line, the upper line. I go up, curve around, and come back like this. I don’t
go all the way to the middle. That’s the letter C. The letter D starts at the top. Go straight
down. Lift up my pen. Go back to the top and curve around and come back to the straight
line. That’s the letter D. The letter E starts at the top of the line.
Go straight down and then I keep my pen here on the paper, on the board here and I go to
the right and I lift my pen. I go back to the top. I go to the right. And I try to make
these, the bottom and the top, the same size. I then go to the middle and just go partway.
This middle line is shorter than the bottom and the top lines. Here’s the letter F. It’s similar to E.
It almost looks like E. It has the straight line. It has the top line, and it has the
middle line. It does not have the bottom. So for the F, I started at the top and went
straight down. I lifted my pen, went back to the top, went to the right, lifted my pen,
and went to the middle and made a smaller line. Here’s the letter G. It starts out like
the C. So I start just below the upper line and I go up and around and come back but this
time I go in. Make a line that goes about halfway into the G. Okay? So it starts like
the C, goes around and goes in. The letter H starts at the top and goes straight
down. I lift my pen. I go to the top again and come straight down, lift my pen and connect
the two lines with the line in the middle. For the letter I, go to the top. Make a short
line here for the top of the I. Go to the middle of that. Go straight down, lift my
pen, make a short line on the bottom. That’s I. For the letter J, I start at the top and make
a short top. Come straight down like the I, but I turn. There’s a curve at the bottom.
That’s the letter J. Sometimes you might see people make the letter J like that without
the top, but usually it has a top. The letter K is next. For the letter K, I
go straight down, go back to the top and then I come down on a slant to the middle. Then
I keep my pen here and I slant down to the bottom right. That’s the K. The letter L starts at the top. Go straight
down and then has a short line across the bottom. And I really should not have lifted
my pen there. The letter M is next. The letter M, I start
at the top. Go straight down. Lift up my pen. Go back to the top. Come straight down on
a slant. I’m going to keep my pen here. Go back up and straight down again. That’s
the letter M. It has two parts to it, two pieces. You can also make a letter M without
lifting your pen by starting at the bottom, going up, down, up, down again. With this
one, I started at the top and went down, lifted my pen, went back to the top, and then went
down and up and down. With this one, I started at the bottom, and did it, went up, down,
up, down, so I did it all in one movement. The letter N is next. I’m going to start
at the top, come straight down, lift my pen, go back to the top, slant down to the right,
go all the way down, and straight up. So as with the M, I could do this in one movement
if I started at the bottom of the N. I could go straight up, slant down, straight up again.
So this one was done with one movement. This one was done with two. I started at the top
because I’m used to starting at the top, and most of our capital letters do start at
the top. So I started at the top. I went straight down, and I had to lift my pen. Go back to
the top, come down and go back. The letter O is next. I start at the top and
I just go around. It’s an oval. Could be a circle, but I make an oval. The letter P is next. I go straight down.
Lift my pen. Go to the top and go around only halfway. The letter P looks like the top part
of the B. The letter Q is next. It starts out like the
O but it has one more piece to it. It has a little foot sticking out here which goes
on a slant. It doesn’t go to the top. It just, down here in the middle we just make a little
line. That’s the letter Q. The letter R is next. I go straight down for
the R. The R starts like the P. This is P. So it starts around like that, but it has
an extra piece that goes down like this. R. Now with the R, sometimes you might see it
like this with this leg starting right here in the corner. That’s okay too. Those both
look like Rs. The letter S is next. I start just below the
upper line. I go around. I make two, two loops, almost circles but not quite. That’s the
letter S. The letter T is next. I go across to make
a top, and I go back to the middle of the T and go straight down. Next is U. I start at the top. Go down to
the bottom and curve and come back up. Go down and curve. The letter V is next. The V goes down on a
slant, with a straight line and then goes back up with a straight line. So it’s similar
to the U, but the U is rounded. The V is pointed at the tip, at the end of it. W is next. It’s called double U which sounds
like two U’s, but it actually looks like two V’s. I start at the top. I go down to
the right and back up like a V, but then I continue down again and back up again. This
is W. Sometimes you might see a W that does not have, where the point does not go all
the way up to the top. This is a standard W. This one is okay, too. Also with the M. Sometimes people will write
the M where this middle part does not go all the way down. So you might see an M like this.
These two letters are both M’s. These two are both W’s. Next we have the letter X which starts at
the top and slants down to the right. I lift up my pen. I go back to the top and slant
down the other way. The X, the two lines of the X meet in the middle of the paper. The letter Y is next. The Y, I go down on
a slant but only halfway. Now I can lift my pen up here and go back to the top and come
down halfway. Then go straight down. That’s the usual way that we learn to make the Y,
but you can also keep your pen on the paper for the top part, so go down and back up.
Lift your hand off the paper and then go back to the middle and straight down. So that Y
might be easier. Okay? So up here, I went down and lifted my pen. I went back to the
top, went down again and then straight down. For this one, I did not lift my pen after
making the first line. I went straight down, back up. Then I lifted my pen to do the bottom. And Z is the last letter. Go to the right
across the top. Go down on a slant and go to the right across the bottom. XYZ. So those are the printed capital letters.
To see how to print lowercase letters or write cursive letters or to see when to use capital
letters, please take a look at my other videos. Thanks for watching. Bye.

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