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Put Words in Alphabetical Order

When kids put words in alphabetical order, they're paying attention to the correct spellings of words, and they are getting practice in writing those words, too. 

The two worksheets on this page each contain an assortment of interesting words on fun topics for kids to alphabetize. On the first page, kids will alphabetize with the first and second letters only. On the second more challenging page, they'll need to look at the second, third and fourth letters of each word.




Put Words in Alphabetical Order

Worksheet #1 - Fun Foods

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Put Words in Alphabetical Order worksheets and activities

Words on this page: shrimp, pumpkin, yam, chocolate, apples, lime, pasta, taco, muffin, cereal, pretzel, yogurt, pancake, jelly, figs, mango, banana, turkey, lemon, salami, milkshake, ice cream, biscuits, potatoes, tofu

Extension Questions:

Ask students to write their answers to these questions for even more spelling and writing practice. 

1. What words are names of fruits? (apples, figs, mango, banana, lemon, lime)

2. There are five foods on the list that begin with P. Try to list eight more P food words. Write your list again in alphabetical order. (Possible words include parfaits, parsley, peach, peanut, pear, peas, pineapple, pizza, popcorn, and more.)

3. Write the four-letter foods on the list. Try to list ten more four-letter food words. Write them again in alphabetical order. (Possible foods include bean, beef, cake, corn, fish, lamb, meat, milk, oats, pear, pork, rice, soup, tuna and more.)


Worksheet #2   W-W-What's This?

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Put Words in Alphabetical Order worksheets and activities

Words on this page: whirl, windy, warms, while, waive, wafer, wring, waxen, world, wrung, which, wacky, whisk, worry, witty, waist, worth, waver, wrong, water, waste, worse, wrist, wagon, watch

Extension Questions

Ask students to write their answers to these questions for even more spelling and writing practice. 

1. Write a pair of homophones from the list. (waste/waist)  Find at least three more words on the list that have homophones. Write these pairs of words. (waive/wave, waver/waiver, wring/ring, wrung/rung)

2. Pick a different letter of the alphabet. List 20-25 words of five letters that begin with this letter. Rewrite your list in alphabetical order.

3. Two words on the list, WATCH and WATER, begin with WAT. Can you spell 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-letter words that also begin with WAT? Write your list of new words in alphabetical order.  (Possible answers: watery, watched, waterway, watchband,  waterproof, and many others)

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