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.