Upper and Lower Case

Funky Phrases

SEELEY LAKE – School is well underway now and beginning readers are being initiated into the magic lying dormant in the 26 letters of the alphabet. They are learning the magic spells that reveal which letters when placed next to which other letters yield words and then sentences and eventually whole stories. But to young learners, there may seem to be twice as many letters as the teacher says there are. The teacher gives the same name to two very different squiggles and calls one upper case and the other lower case. What does "case" have to do with it? It is all very much a mystery. And if the...


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