100 Followers and a Freebie

Aloha!! I loved visiting  new blogs this weekend and meeting so many teacher's who just adore their pets.  As I look through my list of blogs that I am following I am amazed at how quickly they add up!!  I seem to stumble upon a new blog daily!! I also can't believe that I am at almost 100 followers!!  Mahalo to everyone who has stopped by and left me great comments and information.
As a token of my appreciation I would like to share a Literacy Idea that I use in my class.

I usually just call this the ABC center.  I choose a theme or topic that we have been working on such as habitats or geography.  I then provide  books about that topic and a few dictionaries for students to browse through.  The students then hunt for words in that theme that start with each letter of the alphabet.

They really love to challenge themselves to see if they can find a word that fits for every letter.  I share a few books with them to help them get into the hunt.


I'm sure lots of you already have Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy in your class.  My students love all the Bad Kitty books by Nick Bruel.  They are cute, funny and use great vocabulary for each letter of the alphabet.  It's a fun twist on Alphabet Books.

I start them off with a few letters of the alphabet and they are ready to find the rest of the words on their own.  This is a great way to reinforce alphabetical order, dictionary skills and help build vocabulary.

You can click  on this link to pick up this Freebie  at TpT or click this one for Google Docs.   If you don't have time to photocopy you can just have them write it right into their journals or use lined paper. 

Let me know how this works for your class.

For more great ideas check out Charity Preston's The Organized Classroom Blog.  She is having a blogger challenge to get everyone thinking about what they are posting and how it is helping other educators.  Are you up for the challenge?



  1. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this activity that I know my students
    will love, too!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. What a great idea!

    I'm definitely gonna use it for word work!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  3. Great idea :) And congrats on being 1 away from 100 :) Have a great week Corinna!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  4. Love it! Thanks for sharing! I'm do happy to be a 5 star blogger too! Come by when you get a chance!

    Blogging Blessings,

  5. Great post - definitely a 5-Star Blogger! Thanks for linking up!

    The Organized Classroom Blog


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