Lesson Plan

Classroom Animal Alphabet Book

This lesson allows students to nourish their inner writers and artists by creating catchy sentences and decorating alphabet letters.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • Students will be able to use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing with guidance and support from peers and the teacher.


(5 minutes)
  • Start the lesson by playing the "Animal Alphabet Song" video.
  • Let students know that today's lesson will involve the alphabet.
  • Hold up the Alligator Letter A page, and ask students what letter they see.
  • Ask them to make the ă, or short a, sound.
  • On the board, write "Alvin the alligator likes to add apples."
  • Have a student read the sentence aloud.
  • Have another student identify how many words in the sentence start with the letter A.
  • Explain that this sentence contains alliteration, or the repetition of several words that begin with the same letter or sound.
  • Elaborate that today they will create an alphabet book together as a class, and try to use alliteration to make their sentences exciting and engaging!