One of the ways is to read ABC books. I started looking into these and found that there were so many fun and interesting ABC books out there. I'm trying to do more thematic teaching this year, so I began looking for ABC books that would go along with each theme I want to teach. You wouldn't believe some of the cool ABC books I found:
For a family theme:
For a transportation unit:
For an ocean/pirate theme:
For our "Trip Across the USA" theme:
There are sooooo many options, I was really surprised. I think these would be a good way to incorporate some nonfiction reading into our themes too (great for Common Core)!
I have to say that my favorite ABC books for later in the year are:
These really get the kids thinking and are a lot of fun. I'm seeing a lot of ABC class books being made in our room this year!
So, what are your favorite ABC books? Any that I need to rush out and get?