Put the words in alphabetical order
The alphabet is made up of letters that can be used to make words.
Download our Put the words in alphabetical order activity below.
Go through the alphabet in order, saying each letter aloud. Read through the words. To put words in alphabetical order, look at the first letter of each word and see where it goes in the alphabet. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.A Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
EXAMPLELook at the first letter of the words small and big.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
B is first, so big is first.
S is second, so small is second.
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deep diveLearning the alphabet is the first step on every child’s reading journey. Research shows that children with prior knowledge of the alphabet learn to read more easily and more fluently, so it’s vitally important that the alphabet is taught in a playful and engaging way.
When learning their ABCs, children have to understand that each letter has a different shape and name, and that letters combine to form words. By making it clear that the letter A is not just for apple but also for avocado, children learn that A makes a constant sound across different words. Learning the most common sound that each letter makes is an essential, foundational skill that will be built on later when children encounter phonics.
Read our report, A Deep Dive Into Phonics, for more!