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In my first grade class we would call this page a "Work in Progress" I have recently discovered the world of blogs and I have found it very interesting. I can't believe I am starting my own blog. (I have no clue what I'm doing.") But, I'm very excited. So, for now this is a Work in Progress. Hopefully, you'll come back and check the ongoing progress.

Zero the Hero Day 40

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

B is for Books using the Alphabet

It's time to teach the alphabet! Alphabet activities can be used across the curriculum as well as grade levels. It's not just for PK-Kinders! Over at Mrs. Parker's there's an alphabet party taking place! Come have some fun and share ways to teach the alphabet! I arrived a little late for the party so I'll just share some ideas.
When I think of the alphabet I think about alphabet books. Not the traditional ones with A is for apple and Z is for zebra.  I love Jerry Pallotta alphabet books. They are filled with humor and researched facts about various topics like the ocean, reptiles, furry animals, birds, and flowers.
In my classroom we love to read all kinds of alphabet books. Often they are read when we are beginning a unit, such as plants, or at the end of the unit to help stimulate a culminating project.
We create class alphabet books as well as individual and small group alphabet books. Stayed tuned for some examples. (Most of my things are at school.)

Be sure to check out Mrs. Parker's blog as well as Jerry Pallotta's website.
Here are a couple of his books.



  1. Thanks for linking up. My students love the alphabet bird book. We had a hummingbird nest right outside our classroom and used this book as their reference.

  2. Wow! That would be incredible and something they could relate to. If you ever have the chance to see Jerry Pallotta at a conference do so. I saw him many, many years ago. It was great hearing the stories behind the stories.
    Thanks for the comment.


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