This Project Sheet explains to students how to make an ABC book of Australia. This is a great activity that can be used as an in-class project or one completed at home to enhance classroom lessons. It has concise, easy-to-understand directions for the students and a graphic organizer for brainstorming topics for each letter of the alphabet. The books can be completed individually or by a group of students. The included rubric makes the projects easier to grade and lets the students know what is expected of them on the project. The finished product will be a beautiful ABC book complete with examples of upper and lowercase letters, illustrations, descriptions, and more! When complete, the books are truly great resources and the students learn a great deal from making them.
In addition, I have my middle school students share their books with kids at our elementary school next door and the younger students LOVE the books, as well as my students reading with them! My students also love visiting and seeing something they created bringing so many smiles to the younger kids! Therefore, this project goes well beyond just learning about content-related material by also emphasizing important themes such as citizenship and giving back to others.
Teaching duration varies based on how many students are working on each book. Please check out my other ABC Book Project Sheets based on other areas of the world. Thanks!