Before starting a piece of work or a new unit, switch your students’ brains on with a brainstorming activity.
Thinking Through the Alphabet can be used as a warm up activity or as an opportunity for you to see how much your children already know about a particular topic.
Print out the template on A3, put your students into groups and then give them a topic. They need to write down as many ideas as they can using each letter of the alphabet as the first letter in each word. This can be timed as a game or done as a whole class activity.
This activity can also be used to come up with describing words for creative writing or different adjectives or verbs to create interest.
Display your students ideas using the Thinking Through the Alphabet sign.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
The First Fleet and the British Colonisation of Australia Unit Plan
This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to the stories of the First Fleet; including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, their experiences following arrival and the impact colonisation had on Indigenous Australians.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Produces most lower case and upper case letters and uses digital technologies to construct texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Recognise all upper- and lower-case letters and the most common sound that each letter represents
Australian Curriculum alignment
Recognise and name all upper and lower case letters (graphemes) and know the most common sound that each letter representsElaborationsusing familiar and common letters in handwritten and digital communications (Skills: Literacy)identifying familiar a...
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