Learn the Alphabet

Begin the alphabet with a cute video featuring the letter a. Kids can see several puppets naming things that start with a, including an astronaut, an axe, and armour.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video before your weekly lesson on letters of the alphabet
  • Have kids come up with other words, animals, or names that begin with a
  • Practice the long and short vowel sounds with a phonetic poem
Classroom Considerations

  • Video features several items that begin with a, but doesn't offer much explanation
  • Video might be difficult for some kids to follow (lots of pictures and changing images)
Pros

  • Puppets are fun for kids who enjoy other programs with similar images
  • Stresses both the long and short sound for a
  • Provides videos for all letters of the alphabet (attached)
Cons

  • None
Common Core