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|Grades||K – 5|
Why Use This Tool
The Alphabet Organizer enables children to create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book. Younger children can print the letter pages and draw pictures of things that start with each letter. They can also use the chart to learn the order of the alphabet and which words start with which letters—an important building block for reading. Older children can take the tool a step further, using the option that allows room for words and notes. It’s ideal for studying vocabulary words or organizing thoughts about a topic.
Children can create alphabet charts or letter pages online, or print out blank ones to be completed on paper. There are three options: a chart with one word per letter, a chart with more than one word per letter, and a chart with one word per letter and related notes. After choosing an option, simply click on a letter to fill in words. Remember to print before exiting.
- Create an alphabet book. Print out a blank page for each letter of the alphabet and ask children to come up with words they know or new words they have learned about a topic. Choose the Letter Pages option when printing and have children illustrate the pages. See the sample summer ABC book page featuring the words sun and swim.
- Print out a blank alphabet chart and use it on road trips or field trips. Children can play “I Spy” to try to fill in every letter with something they see. If the scenery is lacking, have them thumb through books or magazines to find items for their charts.
- Go beyond English. Use the third option (space for one word and notes) and use the tool to learn foreign words or phrases. Bonne chance! (That’s French for good luck!)
See also the ABC Match page for an online game and more fun activities with the alphabet.
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