ABC order is a lost skill. Students may know the alphabet, but not well enough to know which letter comes next. They often struggle to look at the alphabet and determine which would come next.
In a library this is a crucial skill. Libraries have books organized alphabetically, even if they’re genrefied. Students need to be able to quickly read an end cap to make a split decision if that’s the aisle they need.
As school librarians it’s important for our students to independently find books. For young students to do this, they need practice in alphabetical order. They need to know that books are organized by an author’s last name, what letter that begins with, and how to use library signage to locate it.
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⭐Station signs for every activity. They are available to print in portrait or landscape mode so that you can put them in an acrylic sign holder or sheet protector. You can even laminate them and place them in a table top sign holder.
⭐6 ABC activities that help children practice alphabetizing and locating books in the library. These are great to use over a couple of library classes. Give students a choice or have them rotate through the activities.
⭐Easily differentiate for your students by choosing activities that meet different levels of familiarity with the alphabet, reading, and or writing.
→ Alphabet Match: Students choose a letter card and find where that letter is shelved.
→ Author Match: Students identify the first letter of the author’s name. Then they can go find them on the shelves.
→ Author ABCs: Students walk around the library to find authors on the shelf that begin with a letter. Then they write the names.
→ Students choose a book spine and find where in the library it is shelved.
→ QR Code activity to play an ABC game online.
🖥️Self – correcting ABC Order Game. Students read a line of letters and identify which will come next. If they click the correct letter they are moved to the next slide. If they choose incorrectly, they’ll be given a hint and a chance to try again.