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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.

Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it in the classroom?

Also see all the Alphabet related books, all levels, on Gif Lingua Books. 


Alphabet Videos and our Alphabet Resource search

Students can study and learn the alphabet on Gif Lingua

This is my favorite Alphabet video.... I also used those phonics things/videos on the practice page in phonics. They are cool.

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Thanks again for your tips. Just play ABC GAMES WITH MY STUDENTS THIS WEEK.

I don't think I've mentioned this but in my esnips folder are the complete A-Z videos. A short video about each letter of the alphabet. Download and use/play.

Here's the one for Vowels

These phonics powerpoints are also useful!

No audio, but creative and cute... I wish I knew more about how to create animations!

Bembo's Zoo


Beembo's Zoo is great but I beat you to it :) See page 1 . I found and used it about 2+ years ago, I love it! But you presented it better than I did, so we are even.

Here's another animal alphabet presentation, to make my weekly addition...
A is for Animal..
I thought I had seen it before David, I even did a search before I posted it! (Still doesn't show up in the search box, even using the different spelling- I am thinking that the search function doesn't work on words that are also links?)

About the presentation... ever since I learned to embed, I just can't help myself. The feeling of being able to grab something and put it someplace else is just too good! I am an online kleptomaniac : ). Plus, I like to make 'em look at it!

I can't embed this one but I know what you are talking about! By presenting visually, it also makes it a better user experience and much more of a chance teachers will actually view and maybe try in their classrooms.

Here is KinderSay ( I found through Larry F. - who else?). This is their ABC presentation but also a lot of other vocab categories. I'll be making a post in the Websites of the Day shortly.
On the Educational Synthesis there are a great variety of alphabet resources including flash games, printables, lesson programs, worksheets, online activities, a printable pictionary, stories about each letter of the alphabet, and more:

I've highlighted your site a few times - wonderful! Especially the personalized stories but these resources too... (however there are a few links there that need updating). Thanks for letting us know.

I've also created in our RESOURCES, a new page for handwriting practice sheets and videos for each letter. (just click the letter and wait, it will load/play in Windows Media Player). These are great, short videos of each letter and how to write / say them. Enjoy!


Thanks for the heads-up on the links. I thought I'd caught all the problems on the site and made a CD to go to Ghana, and then found that none of the alphabet games were linked up. I fixed that, and another file that I'd changed the name of and forgot to fix the link. I added a link to your Alphabet Writing resource as well. I try to better organize the site, and forget sometimes to change the links everywhere they apply. Blame it on old age!

I'm glad you like the site other than the broken links. Check back for other stuff, and, if you find more broken links you can always email me at
Thanks Anne,

I know the feeling, not easy to keep up with links or make sure they are all working. We do what we can :) Wow - have fun in Ghana - I'm jealous.....

On another note, here is a nice Alphabet Letter Writing resources teachers might find useful.

Letter Writing / Printing (Full Screen)
David, that is cute!!! How can I link it or move it onto my site?

I appreciate you pointing out the broken links. I spent the evening testing more and found a lot more that aren't working. Not a good way to start the year.

I'm not going to Ghana, I am sending a notebook that I am putting software on before I mail it to him. My son got it cheap from a MicroCenter and donated it for me to send it. The man it is going to was sent to school to learn basic technology. He lives in a village in Northern Sudan on in the area between the forests and the Sahara. He farms with his father, is raising a 2 year old, and wants to use his education to help his village.Near his village is an art school and I feel that if we can get the artwork on the Internet, it will draw customers from those who can trace their heritage there. The village needs a well or two that are deep enough not to dry up in the dry season and real building materials so their sand houses do not melt or flood in the rainy season. Of course they need all the help they can for education in the village. A few months ago, he sent me the names, ages and genders of all the village children, and I printed up and made up personalized books for all them. I also cleaned out my supply of pencils and pens bought out of habit forgetting I wasn't in the classroom, and a few small balls for the youngest children. The package was well received. The whole village The whole village prayed for me when I was facing heart surgery, and when I returned to the doctor, he said I didn't need it at this time. Nothing will convince those people that their prayers weren't answered. So, I am as excited about making this shipment to this little village in the back country of Ghana and hope it will be the spark that helps them find their way into the modern world. It was very heartening when Obama made a visit to Ghana a few months ago, so I think the people of that country are going to have pride in the democratic strides they have made and the future they can have with a little help from Americans who like to help.


Wonderful and I hope you can get some students involved in this , in some way/shape or form. Just following the village's progress, just those little connections can really change a kid. I'm sure you are thinking in that vein....

I just also want to post here that the newly created TEACHER'S TOOLKIT page has some nice, new alphabet resources under Vocab / Words. I especially like this one.

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