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Alphabetizing With Original Stories

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 20- to 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kelly Sheehan

Nashville, Tennessee


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps





  • Appropriate writing instruments

  • Illustration materials (e.g., crayons, markers, scissors, glue, collage materials)

  • Legal-sized paper or half-sheets of poster board (max. of 13 per student/group)

  • Sentence strips or strips of cardstock measuring approx. 2"x11" (max. of 26 strips per student/group)

  • Student computers with Internet access and print capability

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Alphabet Organizer

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.


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Alphabet Organizer

Grades   K – 5  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.


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Note: Students should already be familiar with alphabetical order prior to this lesson. This lesson offers continued practice with the concept.

1. This lesson provides leveled instruction in alphabetization for basic, intermediate, and advanced students. Decide which students will complete the different tasks based on their ability levels. For the purposes of this lesson, ability levels are defined as follows:
  • Basic: Knows the alphabet, but has difficulty placing objects in alphabetical order and composing sentences independently

  • Intermediate: Somewhat familiar with alphabetical order, but needs practice composing sentences

  • Advanced: Familiar with alphabetical order and sentence composition; needs to be challenged before obtaining mastery of alphabetical order
Basic-level students should work as a group, while intermediate and advanced students can work individually.

2. Decide how many sentence strips or book pages each student or group of students will need, as well as the size of the alphabet book pages (either legal-size paper or half-poster size). Gather all other materials from the Resources section as needed.

3. Bookmark the Alphabet Organizer on your classroom computers or download the Alphabet Organizer mobile app onto your tablet devices.

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