How do you practice spelling/sight words in your classroom? I always put a spelling activity into my literacy centers each week. Once of my favorite activities is working on ABC order. It’s a great skill for the students to practice! Not only are they looking at the words and writing them, but they are figuring out which one comes first. It’s a perfect way to keep your students engaged while working with spelling or sight words.
This FREEBIE works with any word list. You can either hand-write the words in the box provided… or go old school and print up your words in your favorite font, then cut and paste.
How my students use the ABC order paper…
- Students say the letter
- Search the word back
- Cross out the letter if there isn’t a word that begins with the letter OR circles the letter to signify that there is a word they must write
- If their are two or more words starting with that letter, they underline the first letter and look at the second letter (I like the students to circle that letter and look back at the ABCs to see which comes first)
- I highly recommend that students only use one line to cross out…don’t scribble or scratch out the word
Disclosure: I used KG fonts to make my freebie. I have a license to use these fonts for commercial use. You can download these fonts off TeachersPayTeachers.com at Kimberly Geswein’s store for free to use for personal use only or buy a license to use for commercial use.