Create an alphabet
book that focuses on key events, characters, ideas, and information
from your book. Include an illustration on each page as well as
one to two sentences explaining each letter of the alphabet.
For a whole-class ABC book, each student can be given a letter of
the alphabet and asked to find a word using that letter that is
important in the book.
In the example below, the letter is C and the
book, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. The student
selected the word, "creative" to describe the main character's solution
to getting his lunch stolen repeatedly. At the bottom
of the page, the student selected a significant quote from the book
using that word, and on the right side, wrote a short explanation
of why that quote was important in the story. Teacher: Lori Scobie,
4th grade, North City Elementary, Shoreline, Washington.
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