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ERIC Number: EJ1110957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Using Alphabet Books across Grade Levels: More than 26 Opportunities
Bradley, Karen Sue; Bradley, Jack
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v2 n1 p13-23 2014
In recent years, the popularity of alphabet books has spread into older grades, as they address a variety of themes and can be used across disciplines. Their complexity can stimulate thinking and offer a world of possibilities in the area of research. Students of all ages are motivated to create an alphabet book on a self-selected topic. The purpose of this article is to highlight a selection of alphabet books to highlight the literacy opportunities these books provide across grade levels. Russell (2012) emphasizes the value of alphabet books in abstract concept development, in their artistic creativity with information to stimulate learning, and in their pure aesthetic charm. Alphabet books can provide a model for narrative or expository structure. They can provide a structure for presenting information on a topic and they can facilitate language development. This article will include suggested titles and activities for using these books during instruction.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site: http://www.texasreaders.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A