Use this Alpha Friends song book as part of your word study/literacy program. Simply copy the cover sheet and the song pages back-to-back, and staple along the sides to create a book. Then give each student their own song book to keep in their Independent Reading book bag.
I teach a directed drawing lesson for each song. Next to each of the songs we draw a simple picture of each of the Alpha Friends. Allow each student to illustrate their cover, but tell them not to draw ahead in their books.