“A, B C, D…” your kindergarteners sing cheerfully. Yet, you can only sing the alphabet song so many times without losing your mind. Plus, eventually, students have to work on letter recognition and build other reading skills such as scanning the page from left to right. This interactive alphabetical order activity provides perfect practice in these skill areas!
To use it, simply ask students to put the letters in alphabetical order, dragging and dropping letters into the grid. Start by putting the letter “A” in the top row on the left-hand side and then continue adding the rest of the letters. The friendly teacher will encourage students with a cheer when they answer correctly. Similarly, the teacher provides feedback to let students know when they need to try again. To make the activity easier, you can prepare the grid ahead of time and add some letters to the correct spaces. That way, students just need to add in the missing letters.
Learning alphabetical order is an essential literacy skill for early elementary students. This activity can help prepare students for more complex activities such as putting words in alphabetical order, using the dictionary, or using an index. After practicing with the interactive online alphabetical order activity, students can repeat the activity, copy the alphabet into their notebook, or try another language arts activity.
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