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Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.

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Write Summer Alphabet Books

 

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Write Summer Alphabet Books

Grades K – 2
Activity Time 20 to 30 minutes (can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activity Description

It is summer, and you might be going to the beach, barbeque, or a baseball game. What better way to practice ABCs than by using fun summer words to make an alphabet book? Younger children can draw pictures for their favorite summer words and children who are writing can also use the words in sentences.

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Why This Is Helpful

Young children’s reading development benefits by them being able to identify the first letter in words they read or hear. This skill, called phonemic awareness, is important for reading as well as writing and spelling. Reading alphabet books can be a great way to help young children learn letters and letter sounds.

Writing themed alphabet books is also a great way for children to practice using letters. Children can pick their own words for a topic, figure out what letters the words begin with, and draw pictures of them. Older children can use the words in sentences and learn how new words are spelled.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan “A–Z: Learning About the Alphabet Book Genre.”

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