Get the most out of teaching with favorite alphabet books and give kids lots of letter-learning fun! This idea-packed book features fresh ideas for teaching alphabet recognition, letter formation, sound-symbol correspondence, and more. Discussion tips enhance children’s experience with the books—building background knowledge about each book’s theme, making predictions, and relating the themes to their own lives. Interactive reproducibles, cross-curricular activities, and literature suggestions that relate to each book’s theme extend learning!
Most children learn letter names not by seeing the letters, but by singing the traditional alphabet song (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”). Each time you share an alphabet book, you might begin and end the lesson by singing this classic song. If you have an alphabet frieze displayed in the classroom, invite one child to use a pointer to follow along!