Alphabet: A Handbook of ABC Books and Book Extensions for the Elementary Classroom

Overview

Planned activities are suggested for over 200 alphabet books and include objective(s), materials, and suggested grade level. This book is organized by topics such as animals, puzzles, letter transformations, history and so on. Special mention is made of books that include ABC songs, puzzles, alliterative tongue twisters, games, and other activities. Index included. Recommended for school librarians, teachers, and parents.

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Overview

Planned activities are suggested for over 200 alphabet books and include objective(s), materials, and suggested grade level. This book is organized by topics such as animals, puzzles, letter transformations, history and so on. Special mention is made of books that include ABC songs, puzzles, alliterative tongue twisters, games, and other activities. Index included. Recommended for school librarians, teachers, and parents.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Talk
...an excellent resource book....
American Reference Books Annual
This work will be useful to preschool and elementary teachers as well as librarians...it is the only source book available for alphabet books.
Alr
...a useful tool for teachers, writers and librarians as a source of ideas for their particular craft.
CHOICE
Recommended for elementary school librarians and teachers, public libraries, and college programs that prepare these professionals, upper-division undergraduate and above.
ALR
...a useful tool for teachers, writers and librarians as a source of ideas for their particular craft.
Choice
Recommended for elementary school librarians and teachers, public libraries, and college programs that prepare these professionals, upper-division undergraduate and above.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This work will be useful to preschool and elementary teachers as well as librarians...it is the only source book available for alphabet books.
Library Talk
...an excellent resource book.....
Booknews
An annotated list of some 200 alphabet books, with information on planned activities, materials, objectives, and suggested grade level. Lists books according to themes such as city and country life, animals, history, puzzles and games, sign language, and places. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810828230
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: School Library Media Series , #3
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia L. Roberts (Ed.D. Literature, University of the Pacific; M.A. Administration, Fresno State College; B.A. Curriculum, Fresno State College) is Professor of Education, California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Roberts has authored over 15 books including A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching: Planning for Competence, 3rd Edition, and A Red, White, and Blue Day: A Resource Guide for Teaching History Through Literature, 1-8. She has taught children's literature, language arts and reading, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center (Elementary). She is on the board of SIGNAL (International Reading Association Special Interest Group), writes for journals, and is a member of the National Council of Research on the Teaching of English and other professional groups.

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