UWM alphabet
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Out of overwhelming interest in my Sight Word Acquisition Book and Accompanying MP3, I have decided to upload the Alphabet Book and Accompanying MP3 I created to help my students learn the English letters and sounds.  I know in U.S. schools many Kindergarten teachers are teaching their children the letters and sounds right now.  I hope this can be of help to you. I wish I had been able to get it up last month but time has not permitted me to do so. I have used this book and MP3 practice with children ages 5 all the way to adults.  It can be used for younger children as well.  If you are teaching older students the English alphabet, you can use this book and accompanying MP3’s with them as well.

Parents of ESL students I have worked with have had trouble facilitating their children with homework assignments.  They have informed me that they have not known how to read pronounce the the alphabet letters and sounds but really want to help their children learn.  I am sharing this alphabet book and accompanying sound files so that you too can use it to help your students.  Out of request and demand from the Sight Word Acquisition Book and MP3 files, I have made these files downloadable.  You will be able to save these files to your computer.  You will also be able to download them from your computer onto an i-pod, i-pad, i-phone, MP3 device, etc. or burn them to a CD.  I created this book for use as homework facilitation by ELL students, however it can be used by any student.  Co-workers have used this with students in their classrooms.  They have printed the book and had students listen to the files on the computer or on the CD player.  I have also used this in the classroom on a Smart Board.  Students trace the words with the Smart Board pen as they listen to the MP3 files.

In order to use the printed book or send it home as homework, you should have a sheet protector, dry erase pen and some sort of eraser for erasing the dry erase marks.  I have bound the book or have put it in a ringed folder.  The sheet protector is used by students to write on with the dry erase marker.  The student places the sheet protector over the page he or she is working on.  When prompted, the student traces or writes the the letter with the dry erase marker.  Sheet protectors should be used because it’s less time-consuming than laminating each page, and still allows the books to be reused over and over again.

Some students do not have access to MP3 devices or computers at home.  In these instances I have burned the MP3 file to CD’s so that the student could play the recording on the CD player or DVD player they have at home.  I hope you are able to use this as much as I have with facilitating student sight word and reading acquisition.

Alphabet Take Home
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Alphabet Acquisition Book by Beth Crumpler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
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Alphabet Acquisition Book Accompanying MP3 Files Below:

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Alphabet Acquisition MP3 by Beth Crumpler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Right-click the links and choose “Save Link As…” to save the MP3 file to your computer.

01 Directions
02 A Apple
03 A Acorn
04 B Baby
05 C Cat
06 D Dog
07 E Egg
08 E Eat
09 F Food
10 G Game
11 H Horse
12 I Igloo
13 I Ice Cream
14 J Jump
15 K Kite
16 L Leaves
17 M Milk
18 N Nut
19 O Octopus
20 O Open
21 P Pie
22 Q Queen
23 R Rabbit
24 S Sun
25 T Turtle
26 U Umbrella
27 U Unicorn
28 V Van
29 W Wagon
30 X Xylophone
31 Yo Yo
32 Z Zipper
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Beth Crumpler is the founder of adaptivelearnin. Beth is an educator who is passionate about platforms for adaptive learning and curriculum design. She earned her B.A. in music education from Southeastern University, M.S. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, and 42 graduate-level credits from several universities in California. Beth is an experienced teacher, curriculum writer, blogger, and elearning course developer in the fields of ESL and music education. She has written learning content for several major educational companies/institutions. Her strongest asset is in using needs analysis and thinking creatively to develop adaptive educational materials both through kinesthetic hands-on and technological platforms to meet the diverse learning needs of students regardless of age, learning need and content area. Beth has taught students of many linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. She loves her work, loves to bring positive humor to it whenever possible, and is seriously dedicated to the profession. Beth's experiences teaching for numerous content areas, diverse populations, and a wide range of age groups is what propelled her with the vision to create adaptivelearnin. Her vision has been to support educators in finding resources which support learning through modified and targeted experiences so that all students receive individualized learning to facilitate their educational growth needs. Adaptivelearnin is a place where educators can find digital and hands-on adaptive learning resources for planning and instructional purposes. Beth does freelance curriculum writing, article writing/blogging, and online course development. For inquires about hiring Beth for work, please email her at Beth@adaptivelearnin.com. Go to http://adaptivelearnin.com/beth-crumpler-publications to check out published articles Beth has written. Opinions are her own and are not those of her employer, or previous employers.

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