Learn about how to teach ABC order to your students with these free alphabetical order printables.
Teaching alphabetical order actually does have a purpose! It’s not just as simple as it sounds either. Think about it. Even adults use alphabetical order almost every day.
We use ABC order when we are scrolling through the contacts on our phone, filing a paper in the filing cabinet, looking for a book at the library, etc.
When to Use ABC Order?
- with spelling words
- vocabulary words for any subject
- sight words
- high frequency words
- word families
- any word list
Teaching Alphabetical Order
When you are teaching alphabetical order, make sure to start by showing your students how to alphabetize with the first letter of the word.
Once your students have mastered it with the first letter, move on to alphabetizing the second, third, and then the fourth letter of the word.
Keep it Slow at First
Don’t move too quickly though, if your students don’t have a good grasp on alphabetizing by the first letter, the will struggle with using the second letter, etc.
When you get to my blog post, I would love to hear from you. How do you teach ABC order in your classroom? I love to hearing about different teaching strategies and teaching tips.
All the best!
Jen Bradshaw @ TeacherKarma.com