A-B-C Summarizer

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The teacher assigns each student a letter  of the alphabet, usually beginning with “A”. With younger students you can skip difficult letters if desired. With older students you can assign more than one letter so that all letters of the alphabet are  used. Or you may begin assigning letters in a place other than the beginning of the alphabet . Students are given time to think of a word beginning with their assigned letter of the alphabet that is mindful of or summarizes what has been discussed that day. The teacher then calls out the letters in alphabetical order and the student calls out the word that they brought to mind.


This takes very little time. If a student is struggling with finding a word, allow them to ask a neighbor for help. You can also remind students that inventive or temporary spelling is okay.


Katherine A Ruh, Consultant

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