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ABCs & Alphabet Arcs


I was looking for some new alphabet books and I have found some really cute new ones out there!  Or at least they are new to me!

Eric Carle's ABC:  Of course, who can resist the artwork in Eric Carle's books?  I like this one because the capital letter is at the top of the pages and the lower case letter begins each corresponding word.  It has a really nice lay out to it.

Creature abc:  Beautiful, beautiful book!  Great photographs of animals in this book.

ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book:  Wonderful illustrations in this abc book and each picture has several pictures of objects for that letter.  

Not Another Boring ABC Book:  Bright, colorful and fun illustrations in this abc book.  I like that the letters, both capital and lower case are at the top of the page, words that begin with these letters are included and then those words are used in a sentence.  This is a fun book!

1 2 3 Versus A B C:  A new take on an ABC book!  Numbers vs. Letters on who is more important.  I like how it shows both numbers and letters and how they are different.  We all know some students who get these mixed up!

ABCs of Halloween:  And one abc book for the Halloween season coming up!  Nice illustrations featuring the capital letters.  This book does show and mention witches, so it may not be for you if you are not allowed to read books like that in your school.  

using an alphabet arc with abc books

One way I like to use ABC books is with an ABC arc.  An arc is a great way for students to work with the abcs.  Curve the capitals or lower case magnetic letters into an arc.  As student read the book they pull down the letters that match the ones in the book.  It is a great activity to help student learn their letters and to learn where the letters are at in abc order.  

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12 comments:

  1. I haven't seen a single one of those before. The Creature one does look like it has some great illustrations.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. I am glad these are new to you, Tammy. I tried to pick new ones that have come out. The Creature looks like a great one!

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  2. ABCs of Halloween and Not Another Boring ABC Book look wonderful. I really enjoy getting new books that I enjoy as much as the kids do!

    Thanks for sharing these new book suggestions... I'm off to the library!

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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    1. Thank you for coming by Cindy! I love getting new books too. It is kind of like Christmas!

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  3. Lori, thank you for these great book ideas! I am using your arc idea this year and LOVE it! :) Plus, I love thinking of people I get my ideas from as I see them each day- so I think of you a lot! :) Just thought I would let you know! Have a great day! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. Carolyn, I cannot tell you how your kind words just made my day!! Thank you so much for letting me know that you think of me when you use my ideas. I do things like that too, so I understand what you are saying. Thank you for taking the time to let me know!! :)

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  4. Whoa - Lori! I thought I was at the wrong blog for a minute! Christi did an amazing job - it looks so gorgeous. : )
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

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    1. That is funny, Susanna! It is a completely new look- like my blog suddenly grew up and got a bit more sophisticated. :) Thank you so much!!! Glad you like it.

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  5. Ooh- I love your new design, Lori! It is so pretty- Christi is great! I don't have any of these ABC books so I am very excited to check all of these out!
    Aylin :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Aylin! I am loving the new look and I agree- Christi did a great job!

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  6. Thanks for sharing. We are doing intervention groups for some of our friends that still don't know the alphabet or the letter sounds. I've been doing some activities using the alphabet arcs, but I like the idea of reading some of these great books too.

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    1. Thank you Corinna! I am glad that you like the books. There are such really good ABC books out there- fun!

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