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ABC VIDEOS BY STORYBOTS

Ready for a fresh take on music videos that help kids learn their letters? This rockin’ video series is the cure for your “Kids Music Makes Me Want to Bang My Head Against the Wall” blues!

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1 Lesson Plans Using ABC VIDEOS BY STORYBOTS

Overview

The ABC Videos contain 26 super-fun, 1-minute songs that present the letters - A to Z - their sounds, shapes, and lots of vocabulary words that contain each letter -- from partying pancakes to vacuuming vikings.

The ABC Video songs are upbeat and age-appropriate for young students to develop phonemic awareness. Through songs and text on the screen, students will both hear how each letter sounds and see how each letter is written. Each song introduces multiple vocabulary words that contain the featured letter. Vocabulary is reinforced with delightful and detailed animations.

Students can sing along to and practice saying each letter and words that contain that letter.

Pair watching these videos with Activity Sheets from StoryBots for hands-on practice with writing and reading words used in the videos. These sheets can be used as blackline masters for fun classwork and homework.

The ABC Videos app is available on the iPhone, iPad, YouTube, and StoryBots.com.

Teachers in the StoryBots Educator Network receive free access to the collection of StoryBots learning tools. For more information, check out www.StoryBots.com/educate

Hooray for A

Teaching Tool Breakdown

ABC Video songs are great for students to develop phonemic awareness.

Each song provides visual and auditory examples of vocabulary that contains the featured letter so that students hear how the featured letter sounds in different words. On-screen text reinforces where the letter appears in the word -- providing teachers opportunities to discuss with their students letter and vowel sounds. Animated examples of vocabulary help children learn new words. Just to note, most of the vocabulary words presented in each song are words that start with that letter.

Sample text from the letter B song is:

B, B, B, B, buh B, B, B is for boogie. You can't boogie without B. Behold the barnacle at the beach. Birds and bears like breadsticks.

Sample text from the letter A song is:

Hooray for A! A is amazing. Hooray for A! A’s a big part of your day! Hooray for A. A can do almost anything.

Use these videos to teach new words that are sure to impress their parents when they ask their kids what they learned at school today!

These videos feature a variety of animation styles, exposing kids to different kinds of art and can appeal to a wide range of students.

  • Varying coloring styles, from super bright to a pastel palette
  • Claymation
  • 3D
  • Comic book
  • Puppets

These videos are far from the boring and outdated "C-is-for-cat" videos. Kids will want to practice their ABCs over and over with the StoryBots, and teachers will be happy to indulge!

Pair watching these videos with Activity Sheets from StoryBots for hands-on practice with writing and reading words used in the videos. These sheets can be used as blackline masters for fun classwork and homework. Students can also utilize the ABC Word and Writing Practice workbook, which lists all the lyrics of the ABC songs, as well as areas to trace and write key words from each song.

Available on YouTube, StoryBots.com, iPhone, and iPad.

ABC Videos

Hooray for A

B is for Boogie

Crazy for C

Dee Doodily Doo

Everybody has an E

F is Fun

Gimme G

Say Hello to my Friend H

I Use I

Jump for J

K is Okay with Me

The Lovely Letter L

The Mighty M

You Need an N

Only O

The Letter P

Question for Q

Are You Ready for R

Say Yes to S

Time for T

Unstoppable U

Very V

Wonderful W

Extraordinary X

Try Y

I'll be with Z

Unstoppable U

Common core standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2b Recognize and name end punctuation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2c Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2d Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

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