Alphabet Charts can be fun! Using alphabet charts can increase vocabulary, make connections and entice students to have fun with words.
These charts are not necessarily sound charts. I whole-heartedly believe in sound charts. Charts with NECESSARY and PURE connections to letter/sounds. I have blogged about sounds charts on more than one occasion and I believe in using sound charts and sound walls for connections to letters and sounds.
However, themed alphabet charts are connections to vocabulary.
The charts have SOME letter/sound connections, but sometimes the connections are skewed.
Some charts can contain diphthongs (like “outdoors” in the Spring chart), consonant controlled vowels (like “errand runner” in School Days chart and “elf” in the Halloween chart) and soft c sound (like in “cider” in the Christmas Around the World chart).
Make sure to make these connections with vocabulary. I’ve spoken about vocabulary here and on Adventures in Literacy Land. But another fun connection with vocabulary is making and using alphabet charts.
How can you Alphabet charts?
1. Sort by SYLLABLE.
2. Sort by PART OF SPEECH.
3. Write words by distinguishing between CONSONANTS AND VOWELS.
4. Sort by COMMON NOUN AND PROPER NOUN.
5. Choose 10 NOUNS and add an ADJECTIVE.
6. Write SENTENCES using Christmas words.
7. Write WORD PROBLEMS for math using themed words.
8. Use themed words to show POSITION WORDS.
9. Think of other VOCABULARY words you can add to the chart.
10. Find 5 words with SHORT VOWELS and 5 words with LONG VOWELS.
Do you have any ideas to share? If you do, add them to the comment below.
I created 10 alphabet charts for classroom use.
This Themed Alphabet Anchor Chart set includes:
- School Days
- Christmas Around the World
- Valentine’s Day
- Spring and
This set include posters, papers, and word activities.