An alphabet starter can be used to reinforce vocabulary with younger children. The starter shows one or two words per letter to get the students thinking about other words beginning with the same letter. The samples here show Spanish words and geography words, but the starter template could be adapted to nearly any subject - animals, famous people in history, inventors/inventions, and more. The grade level could be adjusted, as well, by selecting a more sophisticated page style and prompting for more input than simple words.

The alphabet starter below can be used in the following ways:
1. Have each student contribute a page (one letter) full of pictures and words about the topic to create a class book.
2. Have each child keep his or her own entire alphabet starter for the year or unit and add to it throughout. At the end of the year, the student will have her own personalized subject dictionary.

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