Story to practice capital letters

I have adapted the story of Medusa and Athena to be easier to understand for 4-6 year olds. I have used this to reinforce the usage of capital letters. I got my kids to circle all the capital letters and full stops.

From watching my kids this is my advice.

Watch they dont circle the commas, make sure they know why they are circling the letters, ask them "why does that word have a capital?"

Make sure they understand the concept of pride. The word "vain" is used towards the end, they are unlikely to know what this means. But dont worry.

Vain: hopeless, conceited, characteristic of false pride, having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

I admit this is hard to explain to a six year old! But I left it in because some six years olds will get it.

Download the story here- medusa.pdf

Some children might find the pictures at the end scary, so dont print those if you are worried.


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