New student templates available in Book Creator to support foundational literacy.
September has arrived, and you know what that means - it's “back-to-school season” across the USA (and beyond). And while the scent of freshly sharpened pencils and the promise of new beginnings fills the air, something else is happening in classrooms nationwide. 🥁 Drumroll, please... It’s The Alphabet!
At Book Creator, we are thrilled to announce a new FREE resource for our customers - ALPHABET BOOKS! Imagine combining the magic of learning letters with the power of technology and multimedia. That's precisely what we've done, and we're thrilled to offer you remixable templates that will make teaching the alphabet an absolute breeze.
These templates are like secret weapons for teachers, easily copied and shared for instant student use!
But wait, there's more! These templates are as versatile as they come. You can use them for independent station work, as intervention resources, for some extra enrichment or remediation, as homework assignments, in whole group lessons - you name it! And the best part? Every template is entirely customizable to suit your classroom's unique needs. Flexibility at its finest!
Now, you might be wondering why we're making such a big fuss about the alphabet.
Well, that's because learning to read is like opening a door to an incredible new world, and the alphabet is your key. In the year 2000, The National Reading Panel released a 400+ page meta-analysis that concluded there are 5 essential elements of learning literacy, coined as The 5 Pillars: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
At Book Creator, we value our commitment to sharing best practices, and opening the doors of discovery - that’s why we are so ecstatic to share these with you!
You see, grasping the alphabet isn't as simple as A-B-C.
Our brains are wired to understand spoken language, but when it comes to the written word, we need a little more guidance. There's an art to teaching letters and the sounds they represent, and it's our mission to make it fun and effective. And here's a little secret for you - learning the alphabet isn't just for Kindergartners. It's a journey that spans across many grades and individual student needs.
BONUS: Videos to help with letter acquisition
You’ll notice in each template book, we've teamed up with our friends at Have Fun Teaching to sprinkle a little extra pizazz into your alphabet adventure. Their delightful alphabet videos are here to lend a helping hand and make letter acquisition an absolute blast!
Here's an example:
So, there you have it - the scoop on our Alphabet Books. It's time to dive headfirst into the wonderful world of letters, sounds, and literacy. With Book Creator and our incredible resources, teaching and learning the alphabet has never been this exciting.
So what are you waiting for? Let's start this alphabet adventure together!
Randi Ahrndt is Book Creator’s Head of Literacy Learning. With over 15 years experience in education as a Principal, Literacy Coach and Elementary Teacher, Randi brings a unique perspective to our team. She is a wife and boy mom x3, who loves reading, tacos and travel.