LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs: The Alphabet Is Everywhere

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs

Ready to help your youngster learn the ABCs?

Does s/he know the ABC song?

Is s/he drawing letters to make words & then, reading them?

Educators & Language experts agree the ABC-way to learn the alphabet is not the easiest or most  effective path to take when teaching the Literacy foundation steps of reading & writing.

There are several “philosophies” regarding the  order of how the alphabet can be taught. Letter recognition and its sound should be taught together at your child’s own pace.

You can learn more about which Alphabet Sequence is the easiest way for your learner(s) to learn by clicking & opening this link:

Teaching the Alphabet : A Sequence Guide

Alphabet Words Are Everywhere!

Using everyday, familiar vocabulary from your learner(s)’ environment can be an effective tool. I developed eight different, multi-leveled  LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs  Hands-On Product Units involving the Body, Clothes, your Home, the Kitchen, Foods, Play, Nature, and Animals to actively engage your child(ren)’s learning   process of the Uppercase & Lowercase Alphabet Letters.

All Product Units contain the following components:

  • Introduction
  • Construction  Instructions
  • ABC Theme – Based Book Ideas
  • A Literature Book List
  • Activity  Sequence
  • Game Sort Mat
  • Labels
  • Storage Pocket
  •  Uppercase, Lowercase & Blank Letter Cards
  • Image, Word  & Blank Cards
  •  Handwriting & Information Response Sheets

Additional extension and application activities are, also, included.

They are available in Mz. Bizzy Lizzy’s TeachersPayTeachers Shop.

Here’s a Freebie Overview of these 8 Alphabet Product Units.

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : An Overview & ABC Card Set

This 21-page Freebie is available for download and includes the following components:

  • Game Sort Mat
  • 2 Game Board Labels
  • Storage Pocket
  •  26 Uppercase & Lowercase Letter Cards
  • 26 Image & Word  Cards
    Here’s the access link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-An-Overview-ABC-Card-Set-8185314

I’ll begin with On Your Body.

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : On Your Body

This 43-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional component:

  •  6 Body Parts Fill-In Diagrams with Answer Sheets 

Help  your youngsters discover new Vocabulary Words to match their body parts during their “Anatomy Study”.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-On-Your-Body-8185388

Next up : Clothes to Wear

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : Clothes To Wear

This 34-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional component: 

    • Clothes Hanger Mobile:  My Closet Inventory & My Favorite Clothes Diagram

Help  your youngsters discover new Vocabulary Words as they explore the World of Fashion.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-Clothes-To-Wear-8185431

Onto: In Your Home

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : In Your Home

This 34-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components: 

  • More At Home Ideas: Indoor & Outdoor
  • Inside My Home Template
  • Outside My Home Template

Help  your youngsters discover new Vocabulary Words as they explore all the crooks & crannies of their Living environment.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-In-Your-Home-8185486

Followed by: In the Kitchen

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : In Your Home

This 40-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components: 

  • 16 Draw & Label Kitchen Cards
  • 10 Level K Words for Handwriting
  • 9 Level 1 Fill-In Sentences w/ Answer Sheet
  • 8 Level 2 Fill-In Sentences w/ Answer Sheet/Compose 4
  • 10 Level 3 Fill-In Sentences w/ Answer Sheet/ Compose 3

Help  your youngsters learn new Vocabulary Words as they explore all the tools needed for a working Kitchen.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-In-The-Kitchen-8185569

And now from the Kitchen: Foods To Eat

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : Foods To Eat

This 37-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components: 

  • Observing & Recording the Rainbow Colors of Fruits & Veggies
  • Recipes for Fruit Salad & Veggie Salad with Created Recipes

Help  your youngsters discover new Food Words as they explore and create dishes to share and eat.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-Foods-To-Eat-8185611

Time for: Fun Play Stuff.

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : Play Fun Stuff

This 40-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components:

  • Venn Diagram for Indoor/Outdoor Play w/ Answer Sheet
  • Our LOTS OF FUN Day at the Park Fill-In Story
  • More At Play Fun Stuff Ideas & Blank Fill-In Sheet

Help  your youngsters discover new ways to have Fun as they learn different Play Stuff Vocabulary .

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-At-Play-Fun-Stuff-8185676

And when you’re: Out In Nature.

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : Out In Nature

This 46-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components:

  • 6 Additional Vocabulary Lists for Weather, Waterways,            Land-forms, Plants, Animals & Habitats
  • Double-sided Nature News Template

Help  your youngsters  discover new Vocabulary as they explore Nature.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-Out-In-Nature-8185741

While in Nature: Animals, Animals, Animals.

LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR ABCs : Animals, Animals, Animals

This 57-page Product Unit is available for download and includes the following additional components:

  • Additional ABC Animals Word Lists
  • Animal Groupings Data Sheet with Guess My Animal Group Fill-In
  • 2 Fill-In Data Charts with Answer Sheets
  • 2 Blank Animal Data Templates
  • Animal Book Template with K ~ 3 Leveled Page Inserts

Help  your youngsters  discover new Animal Vocabulary Words as they explore the Animals of the World.

Here’s the TpT link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LOOK-AROUND-FOR-YOUR-ABCs-Animals-Animals-Animals-8185836

Need additional Products, Activities and Ideas?

Additional Products, Activities and Ideas

A few more Alphabet Activities/Products available in my TpT Shop. Here are the links:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Go-Together-A-Matching-Alphabet-Letters-Game-3941614

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-Play-Some-Alphabet-Games-8-Literacy-Activities-3941504

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Games-for-Alphabet-Letters-Their-Sounds-5919499

I have, also, collected a list of several websites to explore when looking for more Alphabet Activities.

Here’s the link:

15 FUN & Hands-On Learning ABC Activities Websites

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CLAMDIGGERS: May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection

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CLAMDIGGERS: May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection

Nature is the art of God. ~Dante Alighieri

What a merry, merry month May is !

Artists celebrate this month with songs, poetry, and paintings. Warm breezes with plenty of sunshine invite all of Earth’s living  things to frolic through soft, grassy fields of wildflowers and wade in its warming waters.

It’s the perfect time to celebrate Mothers’ Day, giggle at Baby Animals, give your Bicycle a tune up, ride around your Neighborhood, and go on a Picnic with friends.

Opportunities for creative expressions in art, science, math, social studies, and writing are included in the five units of May’s activities.

Each and Every Unit of the Literacy Enrichment Collection

The Components of each Unit include:

  • colorful Front & Back covers
  • a Contents list
  • an Introduction Sequence
  • a Master Materials List
  • a Thematic Literature List of fiction& nonfiction trade books
  • an overall Lesson Plan
  • Projects/Activities with Construction Instructions written on an Independent Reading Level for Grades 3 ~ 6

Ready, Set and Go!

Preparation for each of these units can be done  by following this sequence:

  • Read over the Materials & Tools needed for each project in the Master Materials List ~ a component included with each Unit.
  • Gather the Materials & Tools together specific for each Activity ~ card-stock, printing paper, scissors, glue, pencil, colors, etc.
  • Protect your work space with a plastic, washable tablecloth, newspaper, or butcher paper ~ the latter invites doodling & checklists.
  • Read all the steps included in the Sequence part of the Instructions provided for each Project/Activity BEFORE beginning.
  • Keep a copy of these Construction Instructions close by, so you can re-read as you create.
  • Clean up your work space when you have completed what you wanted to do.

What Is the CLAMDiggers’ Literacy Enrichment Program?

Click on this link for more information on CLAMDiggers’ Literacy Enrichment Program:

CLAMDiggers: An Enrichment Program for Upper Elementary Learners

Read on for more Details on each Unit, but, first, take a look at May’s Poetry Posters to provide each Unit with a little focus.

CLAMDiggers’ May Poetry for the Literacy Enrichment Collection

During my years in the classroom, I discovered the best way to focus my students’ attention for new content was a choral read of thematic poetry written with colorful images.

May’s six poems are printed onto six thematic 8 ½ x 11″ images you can enlarge if needed. The font sizes are large as well.

You can access this PDF freebie in Mz. Bizzy Lizzy Biz’s TPT Shop by clicking on this link:

  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CLAMDiggers-May-Poetry-Posters-6779604

Mothers’ Day

A mother understands what a child does not say. ~ Jewish Proverb

Week One of CLAMDiggers:  May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 16-page unit entitled Mothers’  Day .

It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • An I LOVE YOU Fan includes how-to make directions for constructing a large, usable Fan with Sample Sentences to choose for writing on each fold.
  • A Tea Party for Mom contains Invitation Templates, a Tea Party Checklist with a Sample Place Setting Diagram, and several Food preparation ideas.

General Supply List: file folder, card-stock, printing paper,  decorative paper, ribbon, pencil/pen, ruler, scissors, tacky glue, clothespins, food & tea ingredients

You can access the Mothers’ Day unit by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mothers-Day-6779662

Baby Animals

Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. ~Gregory Maguire

Week Two of CLAMDiggers: May’s  Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 16-page unit entitled Baby Animals.

It contains the following Project/Activity:

  • A Baby Animals Pop-Up Book includes Construction Instructions, Cover/Page Insert Template, Info Chart with Blank Fill-In Template. Baby Animal Photos, And a Vocabulary List.

General Supply List:  card-stock, printing paper,  binding materials, pencil, colors, scissors, ruler, glue,double-stick tape

You can access the Baby Animals Pop-Up Book unit by  clicking on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Baby-Animals-6779721

Bicycle Fun & Safety

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

Week Three of CLAMDiggers: May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a  21-page unit entitled Bicycle Fun & Safety.

It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • You & Your Bicycle offers Bicycle Adventure Ideas, a Bicycle Parts Diagram with a Checklist, and a Pre-Riding Safety List.
  • Bicycle Safety includes a Bicycle Safety Checklist paired with a mini-quiz for testing  Safety Knowledge.
  • A Bicycle Fun & Safety Shape Book has a Covers & Page Insert Template for making a Memory Book.

General Supply List: cardstock, printing paper, O-ring, hole punch, pencil, colors, scissors, binding

You can access the Bicycle Fun & Safety unit by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bicycle-Fun-Safety-6779767

Neighbors in the Neighborhood

The whole world is one neighborhood. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Week Four of CLAMDiggers: May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 22-page unit entitled Neighbors in the Neighborhood.

  It contains the following Project/Activity:

  • Design A Neighborhood includes Construction Instructions for building a Neighborhood with Places, Street Names, Building Names, Map Key & Compass for a Make-A-Map, and Building Faces Templates.

General Supply List: heavy printing paper,  cardstock, straws, play dough, green poster board, small chipboard boxes, black construction paper, colored paper & cardstock scraps, pencil, ruler, scissors, tacky glue, colors, tape, sticky notes

You can access the Neighbors in the Neighborhood unit by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Neighbors-in-the-Neighborhood-6779824

Let’s Have A Picnic

Nothing’s better than a picnic. ~ Zooey Deschanel

Week Five of CLAMDiggers: May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 24-page unit entitled Let’s Have A Picnic.

  It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • Plan A Picnic includes Picnic ~ Menu Ideas, a Sample Menu with Blank Menu Templates, 5 Picnic Recipe Cards with several Blank Recipe Cards & Collection Covers,   Lists for Eco-Packing a Picnic, and Invitations for Indoor/Outdoor Picnics.
  • Make  A Sit-Upon gives Instructions for Constructing a Indoor/Outdoor seating mat.

General Supply List: heavy printing paper,  cardstock, colored cardstock scraps, colors, white grease pencil, scissors, hole-punch, O-ring, newspapers, oilcloth, clothespins, tacky glue.

You can access the Let’s Have A Picnic unit by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-Have-A-Picnic-6779852

 How About a Bundle ?!?

You can  access CLAMDiggers:  May’s Literacy Enrichment Collection units individually or as a 5-Unit bundle for your convenience & savings.

Just click on the link below:

 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CLAMDiggers-May-A-5-Unit-Bundle-6782072

AND….as an added appreciation bonus…..

Here are two PDF freebies to thank you for reading!

A Home Reading and Writing Guide

Let Me Show You What I Learned-AltAssess

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