The Alphabet Chant
The alphabet and its sounds form the foundation for reading. The success of early readers is impacted by letter and sound knowledge. If you're looking for another resource for working with letters and sounds, try the Alphabet Chant.
The Alphabet Chant addresses the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. The rhythm and rhyme capture the attention of young students. With repeated readings, the students can soon join in saying the chant. As they listen or say the alphabet chant, the association between letter and sound is reinforced.
This packet includes a page for every letter of the alphabet, enabling each student to make an alphabet chant book. Each page features a portion of the chant along with an accompanying art project. The projects include coloring, painting, and constructing pictures. An alternative page is included for every construction page, allowing you the option of simplifying projects if desired.
The Alphabet Chant can be used with students of varying abilities. While it was designed to highlight the letter/sound association, it can be used effectively to introduce letters or sounds, reinforce rhymes, emphasize beginning sounds, and/or support sight word recognition. A set of alphabet and a set of related sight word flashcards are included in this packet to extend and strengthen skills as you complete the chant pages.
The Alphabet Chant book is very versatile and can be adapted to fit your needs. It can be completed over a period of one or two weeks or over a period of two or three months. It can be used to introduce or reinforce letters and sounds. It can supplement your alphabet study or be used as an intervention tool. The pages can be completed in alphabetical order or out of order to fit your sound introduction sequence. Make a book from the completed pages or collate the pages in advance and have the students color each page. You can even use the chant pages as individual pages, sending each home as it is finished!
Whatever options you choose, your students are sure to enjoy the Alphabet Chant. It is a fun and interactive way to focus on letters and sounds!