Alphabetical Order (ABC Order)

This page contains worksheets and activities for teaching students how to place words in alphabetical order. Includes word sorting cards, cut-and-glue activities, and worksheets.

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Basic ABC Order
(First Letter Only)
Cut out the words and glue them in ABC order. The first letter of each word is different. Categories include colors, numbers,and animals.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Rewrite each word list in ABC order. Sample list includes: train, bus, car, ship.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Rewrite the word list in ABC order. Sample word list includes run, jump, play, and sing.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Sort the word cards in alphabetical order. Includes twelve cards with basic farm animal words.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Arrange the words in alphabetical order on a table. Includes twelve cards with basic outer space words.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Sort the word cards in ABC order. Includes twelve cards with bug/spider/insect words.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Place the spring words in ABC order. (example: rain, spring, warm, flower)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Write each summer word list in ABC order. Each word list has words that start with different letters. (example: pool, swim, water, dive)
Recommended for grades 1 and 2.
kth through 2nd Grades
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Intermediate ABC Order
(Second & Third Letter)
Cut out the words and glue them in ABC order. Requires students look at 2nd and 3rd letter of each word. Categories include animals, fruits, and holidays.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Write the word lists in alphabetical order. Requires students to look at the second or third letter of each word. Sample list includes: runner, race, rush, ran.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Sort the word cards in alphabetical order. Includes fifteen animal word cards.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Arrange the word cards in alphabetical order. Includes fifteen color word cards.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Place the word cards in alphabetical order. Includes fifteen word cards with occupations on them.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Order the spring words alphabetically. (example: garden, grass, grow, green, leaves)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Write each word list in alphabetical order. This intermediate-level worksheet requires students to look at the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th letter in each word. (example: campfire, camping, canoe, s'more, hammock)
Recommended for grades 3 and up.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Alphabetical Order
Cut out the words, categorize them, alphabetize them, and glue them onto the worksheet. Categories include measurement words, country words, and ordinal numbers.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Rewrite each word list in alphabetical order. Word lists require students to look several letters into each word. Sample list includes: rainbow, reindeer, raindrop, railroad, raincoat.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Rewrite each word list in alphabetical order. Word list requires students to look several letters into each word. Sample list includes: four, fourth, fourteen, forty, fourteenth.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Place the word cards in alphabetical order. Includes eighteen word cards.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Cut out the word cards and arrange them in alphabetical order. Set includes eighteen cards.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Place the eighteen word cards in alphabetical order.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Dictionary Skills

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Spelling Worksheets

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