Once Upon a Book Talk Thursday

Once Upon an Alphabet is a perfect book for helping students read, connect, and write their own shorts stories using the letters of the alphabet.

Do you love alphabet books? What about short stories? I have found the perfect book for you! Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters  is the perfect book for older students to read and enjoy. (It's definitely not for the younger crowd.) {Affiliate links provided to help fund future book purchases.}

Book Summary

This compilation of short stories is exactly what it says. Each letter of the alphabet has its own short story that uses each letter within the story. For example, the story for the letter H is titled "Half a House". In the story, Helen lost half of her house and hadn't fixed it. The use of words with the letter H in it bring it all together in a fun story. Even throughout the book, various letters come into other stories. It is quite a fun read, but much of the content is geared towards older students and not the young children we think alphabet books are written for.

Classroom Application

As I said before, this book is perfect for older students. After students have read the book, it is perfect for having students write their own short stories for letters of the alphabet.  Writing models are a great way to help students engage in different styles of writing.  If students work together to write their stories, they can connect them in some way as the authors of Once Upon an Alphabet did. Sharing the book as a class book will help students as they work on various writing skills and make it more exciting and fun.

Using this fun alphabet book will help students find new ways to think about short stories and write their own.
Once Upon an Alphabet is a perfect book for helping students read, connect, and write their own shorts stories using the letters of the alphabet.

If you are looking for more alphabet books for all grade levels, head over to Adventures in Literacy Land for recommendations for all grade levels!

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