10 Ways to Use an Alphabet Chart

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here are my top 10 ways to use an alphabet chart (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Daily Warm Up
Alphabet charts can be used as a daily warm up before your reading group or small group instruction. Using 1:1 correspondence, students can point to the upper case letter, lower case letter and word. For the D square they would say D (name), d (name), dog (word), and then the sound /d/.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Color the letter and/or sound as it is introduced.
This is as easy as it sounds! Each time you introduce a letter or sound, have the student color the corresponding picture.

Also, using the name, name, word, sound strategy listed in #1 students can go through the chart only reading the letters/sounds that they have been introduced to.



An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Color the letter and/or sound as it is mastered.
Similar to #2 - as the child has mastered the letter name or sound, they can color it in.  This is a great way for students to see the progress they are making!

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Pick and Cover.
Students can pick a magnetic letter and then match it to the corresponding letter on the chart.


There are so many ways to present the magnetic letters!  You can hide them in anything or leave them out on the table for students to see.


An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Letter Name BINGO
  • If you are using a colored version of the alphabet chart: the teacher or another student can call a letter name and the student can cover it up.  
  • If you are using a black and white version of the alphabet chart, students can color the letter name.


An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Letter Sound BINGO
  • If you are using a colored version of the alphabet chart: the teacher or another student can call a letter sound and the student can cover it up.  
  • If you are using a black and white version of the alphabet chart, students can color the letter sound.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Cut up the chart!
Students can cut up the squares of the chart, mix them up, and put the letters in alphabetical order.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Sort!
Now that you have those squares cut up - sort the letters into consonants and vowels. You can also have students sort by letters in their name and letters not in their name.

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Find the missing letter.
Use oops tape or an object to cover a few letters and see if the student can guess which letter is missing!

An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.

Guess the letter.
Students or the teacher can pick a letter and give hints so others can guess the letter. Some hints may include: it is a vowel/consonant, it  comes before the letter ___, it comes after the letter ___, it is between ___ and ___, it makes the /___/ sound.

Do you need an alphabet chart so you can try these ideas out?
Here is one that comes in color and black and white - the best part...it’s FREE!  Click the picture below to download your alphabet chart!


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An alphabet chart is a great resource for teaching and reinforcing letter names and sounds.  Here is a FREE printable alphabet chart along with my top 10 ways to use it (in no particular order) as a part of small group instruction or literacy centers.


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  1. Thank you!! These ideas are perfect for the beginning of the year! I Work with K-4 and use LLI. These are perfect warm up ideas!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words! I'm so glad you will be able incorporate some of these into your routine!

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