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Today we will be sharing ideas about creating ABC books with your children. It is beneficial to review the important skill of letter recognition at home & on the go! Personalized ABC books are great teaching tools. They make letter concepts concrete and incorporate familiar objects, which in turn activates prior knowledge. Making mental connections makes it easier for learners to remember the concept.
Jenny and her daughter are working together to create an alphabet photo book.
Shelby at Schweri Stories shared a digital ABC book.
There are many online digital services available for creating books. Shutterfly, which has a predesigned ABC book available, is easy to use. Katie, from Katie's Nesting Spot, has several Shutterfly photo books and highly recommends them.
This alphabet tag book shown on A Listmaker's Life is an easy activity to take along in a travel bag for a quick letter sound review. The time spent putting together the book is also effective letter/sound practice.
Click here, for directions on how to make an ABC pop up book.
Visit this link for a PDF handout from a presentation on Making ABC Books with Your Students, ideas are given for each grade K through 5. Activities include a buddy book made by student buddies pairs of first and fifth graders working together to make animal report for an animal alphabet, creating an name alphabet alliteration, researching for and making an alphabet based on Mali - an early West African empire, making an alphabet based on your home state, and making an alphabet on U.S. Facts. It also includes an ABC Book Planning Sheet.
Here is another lesson for making an animal alphabet book with second graders.
Elementary and Beyond:
Read • Write • Think has a comprehensive lesson for grades 6-8: ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas. The student handouts are provided in PDF form.
Here is a PDF list of suggested ABC books from Read • Write • Think.
Win an ABC and a 123 tag books to put together with your student! These colorful mini albums include one page for each letter of the alphabet and each number 1-20. With pre-readers, spend time searching for pictures to help teach each letter and number. With older learners use these taggies to organize vocabulary terms or other necessary themeatic information.
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