Kids are a busy bunch. They want to do everything right, and they want their school work to be perfect. There’s a lot of pressure on kids to perform, and this can lead to a lot of stress. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. With an alphabet book, kids can express themselves freely and creatively through writing letters, pictures, and words.
Reading can be a great way for kids to learn and practice their phonemic awareness. With a little bit of planning and effort, kids can create their own alphabet book, using a variety of techniques.
Alphabet Organizer (from Read Write Think) is a great interactive web tool and iPad app that you can use with young learners to help them develop phonemic awareness. Students can use it to make a calendar-style alphabet chart or pages of letters for an alphabet book. The procedure is very simple: Just pick letters and give words that start with those letters.
You can also download images to illustrate the visual connection between the word and the initial letter. Older children can go further by leaving words and notes. It’s perfect for learning vocabulary or organizing your thoughts on a topic. Images can be added to each letter category, giving the user many more options for creating a living alphabet.
Learn how to use Alphabet Organizer to create an alphabet book or chart: First enter your name and the name of your project. Then choose one of the following options to create an alphabet organizer: a word-only template or a template with one word and one picture per letter. When you click on one of these options, a list of alphabets appears.
You choose a letter (or any number of letters) and add up to five words that start with that letter. If you choose the second template, you also have the option to add an illustration image and a short description of the letter. Then choose how you want your alphabetical organizer to appear: as Word pages or as tables and notes. You can then save a draft of your work, share a copy by email, or print it.