A to Z Picture Activities for Literacy
A to Z Picture Activities for Literacy

A to Z Picture Activities for Literacy

Phonics and Vocabulary for Emerging Readers



137 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $28.00 (CA $37.95) (US $28.00)

Publication Date: March 2012

ISBN 9780866473347

Price: $28.00


This beginning literacy practice book gives students an enjoyable way to improve phonics and vocabulary skills from A to Z. Whimsical illustrations highlight simple sentences, beginning grammar, and 888 high-frequency words in exercises that appeal to emerging readers of all ages. The labeled drawings on each A to Z scene are similar to those in a picture dictionary that students can use as a daily reference for writing and spelling. Each unit begins with facing pages that show words beginning with the letter and explore their meanings. Then the unit explores the phonics of the letter – the sounds it makes. Next, each alphabetic unit presents vocabulary in topic areas (lexical sets) which begin with that particular letter – Animals, the Body, Colors, Days, Eating, Fruit, Groceries, Holidays, Illness, Jobs, the Kitchen, and so on. Applications of these units can be useful for helping to meet Common Core Standards, including instruction that develops foundational skills in English, opportunities for classroom discourse and interaction, and ongoing assessment and feedback. There is also a Pronunciation Index for all the words in the picture activities.

Author Biography

Kaye Wiley, author of A to Z Picture Activities for Literacy, is an educator, curriculum developer and textbook writer. Since 1994, she has authored seven ESL textbooks and has spoken at numerous TESOL conferences. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and received an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston.