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LITERACY: ABC Activities

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:


Students will be introduced to the creative ways to teach young children about the alphabet.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education IStrand 2
Students will develop and/or implement age-appropriate curricula for young children.

LCD project and computer, materials for various ABC activities (see Ways to Learn the ABC's information sheet)

Intended Learning Outcomes:
The students will have a hands-on experience with using a variety of senory methods to teach the concept of the alphabet.

Instructional Procedures:
INTRODUCTION: Have the students write their names with the opposite hands that they usually use. Explain that until a child develops his fine muscles,he might get discouraged trying to write a letter.

  • Children can be introduced to the alphabet without actually focusing on writing the letter with a pencil.
  • POWER POINT: General writing and ABC information.
  • Students will rotate through various activities for each of the letters of the alphabet.
  • RAINBOW TRACE (trace a letter with 5 different color crayons)-- any letter. The activity is one that does not require anything to be done on the page.
  • If a student completes the rotations before the end of class, he/she can make one of the following: 1)ABC Memory Game, 2)ABC Book (using magazine pages), or 3)ABC Cards (cut in half in different ways like puzzles).


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    For EXTRA CREDIT a student can make one of the following: 1)ABC Memory Game 2)ABC Book (using magazine pages) 3)ABC Cards (cut in half in different ways like puzzles)

    Assessment Plan:
    Points will be give for completed A-Z Activity packet.

    Working with Young Children, Judy Herr, Goodheart-Wilcox Company,Inc., 1998


    Created Date :
    Aug 08 2003 18:31 PM