Learn and apply knowledge of alphabetical order.

Learning Outcome:

Develop an understanding of the five components of reading (print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and fluency and comprehension) to build foundational reading skills.

I Can Statements Question Stems
-I can put letters in alphabetical order.
-I can use the first letter of a word to put words in alphabetical order.

-Is the letter ___ at the end of the alphabet, middle or beginning?
-Can you put these letters in alphabetical order?
-Can you put these words in alphabetical order?
-Which word comes first, next, then, and last in alphabetical order?

Academic Vocabulary


Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources

Reading Examples Writing Examples Speaking and Listening Examples
-Give students an index card with the first letter of their name. -Have students line up in alphabetical order.

-Have students put a set of magnetic letters in alphabetical order. An alphabet chart can be given or only give a few letters at a time.

-Give students an alphabet strip and index cards with high-frequency words. Have students place words in alphabetical order by beginning letter.

-During 'write the room' students find and write words in alphabetical order.
Reading Standards Writing Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
1.RF.4.4 1.W.2.1 
Digital Resources

-Writing the Room Activities

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

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Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.

Strategy  Examples
In development In development