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by Ann Nowak
Learning the alphabet can be fun. I attach alphabet cards randomly to the classroom ceiling. Using a flashlight, I help children find given letters, match letters to sounds, spell their names, and sequence the alphabet. After giving a few opportunities using the flashlight on the ceiling, I turn off the ceiling lights to add to the challenge and the fun. Struggling students may be encouraged with hints like “cold,” “getting warmer,” etc.
Ann Nowak is a teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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