Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Learning How To Alphabetize
Alphabetical Order - learning how to alphabetize is a needed skill. Bibliographies, indexes, glossaries, and organizing files are a few examples of how alphabetizing is used in everyday life. I have found that many second, third, and fourth grade students do not know how to alphabetize. Students are often amazed how easy it is. I begin with a few simple words that begin with different letters. I then introduce alphabetizing to the second letter and beyond when students have to look at the second letter or third letter of each word to alphabetize the words.
Reference Chart - Introducing Alphabetical Order (words with different beginning letters)
Reference Chart - alphabetizing to the second letter
Practice Paper - Students write the words in alphabetical order on a separate sheet of paper. They cross off each word they write. They can also use the alphabet chart below when alphabetizing the words.