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Alphabet Organizer

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Alphabet Organizer

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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Engage students and build phonemic awareness by using Alphabet Organizer in the classroom. Students create an alphabet book or alphabet chart with words for each letter of the alphabet. Or choose just one word per letter and upload an image to help early readers make a visual connection between the word and the beginning letter.

Alphabet Organizer features our worksaver so that students can save a draft of their unfinished work or share their final work via e-mail.

Lesson plans on ReadWriteThink illustrate various examples of how the tool can be used in the classroom; for ideas of how to use it outside the classroom, see Alphabet Organizer in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.

Limited access to computers? Print a blank alphabet chart or blank†alphabet letter pages.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Writing ABC Books to Enhance Reading Comprehension

Using the alphabet as an organizing structure, students analyze literary elements in a book they have read and organize their observations in an alphabet book.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Q is for Duck: Using Alphabet Books With Struggling Writers

A is for zoo? Q is for duck? The alphabet as students know it is transformed when students create a class book that contains clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Delicious, Tasty, Yummy: Enriching Writing with Adjectives and Synonyms

Students thoroughly explore identifying synonyms and adjectives before using them to add variety and interest to their own writing.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Alphabiography Project: Totally You

The traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books

C is for Culture in this lesson in which students research a culture different from their own and compile an alphabet book that showcases cultural symbols for each letter of the alphabet.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Highlighting Out-of-School Language Expertise with Pop Culture Dictionaries

Students compose dictionary entries for words and phrases from pop culture texts (e.g., television shows, movies, lyrics, YouTube videos), connecting their definitions to their personal use of the terms.


Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.


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Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A-B-C: Itís Easy as 1-2-3 to Make Math Alphabet Books

Using the Alphabet Organizer app, students create alphabet books to review math terms.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach

Students learn content area vocabulary and increase reading comprehension using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) approach.


Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 14

Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.

After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.


Grades   K – 1  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Alphabet Chart

This alphabet chart has many possibilities for helping your students learn and review their letters, sounds, phonemes, and word formations.


Related Parent & Afterschool Resources

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Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Write Summer Alphabet Books

Show children a fun way to practice their ABCs using summer words in an alphabet book.


Grades   K – 5  |  Game & Tool

Alphabet Organizer

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


Grades   K – 1  |  Printout  |  Word Play

Uh-Oh! Alphabet Game

This activity helps children learn to recognize letters and their sounds, and to associate sounds and letters with words.


Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Alphabet Books for All Ages

Find alphabet books to inspire and educate the entire family in this Chatting About Books podcast episode.