Overview: The ability to put words in alphabetical order is a much-needed one, but only comes with practice. The following alphabetical order worksheets can be used to provide such practice. Each worksheet features words related to a particular holiday. As an added bonus, they also feature a detachable word list that students can cut out and put in order before writing them down. The words in the word list also have the first 1-2 letters in bold to help students in their manipulation of them. Use as part of a literacy center or in a seasonal learning packet for use during independent work time.

Recommended Grade Level(s): First, Second

Objective(s): Students will...

  1. Students will rewrite a list of words in alphabetical order.

Materials:

Valentine's Day Alphabetical Order Worksheet

Fourth of July Alphabetical Order Worksheet

Halloween Alphabetical Order Worksheet

Thanksgiving Alphabetical Order Worksheet

Christmas Alphabetical Order Worksheet

Possible Modifications/Accommodations:

  • Provide an alphabet strip.
  • Divide the list in half.
  • Prompt students to write numbers beside each word as they determine the order. Then write the order on the lines.
  • Cut out the words at the bottom of the page. Manipulate them so they are in order and then write them on the lines.
  • Draw students' attention to the beginning letter(s) in bold print of the words in the box given at the bottom of the page.

Possible Extensions:

Assign students the task of creating their own list of holiday words. After making their list, they can ask a friend to put them in order.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.E
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.