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ABC Books Aren't
Just for Babies


Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? This activity will offer students a nice break from structured learning. Adapt it to fit your needs. Have some Friday Fun!


ABC books aren't just for babies! Kids across the grades are getting in on the act. First graders in Loogootee, Indiana, searched the Net for great sites for each letter of the alphabet. After a field trip, first graders in Wiscasset, Maine, created the Morris Farm Alphabet Book. Fifth graders in Alaska created The Alaska Railroad from A to Z. Even high schoolers could get in on the act! Why not have your biology class create an ABCs of Biology? A is for amoeba, B is for biome, C is for crustacean ...

ABC books are a great way to explore a new topic -- or to bring a unit of study to an exciting conclusion. However you choose to use them, ABC books are excellent motivators. The results are always educational, and often beautiful!

Your school librarian might even create a special section for student-created ABC books. They're "bound" to be signed out often!

Wondering what topics your students might explore in an ABC book? Click the link below. Education World is pleased to offer a list of more than 200 possibilities.


ABC Books Aren't for Babies
Education World (October 12, 1998)

Find links to more Friday Fun activity ideas in our Friday Fun archive.

Article by Gary Hopkins
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