Chicka Chicka ABC: Bill Martin Jr.

Chicka Chicka ABC

Author: Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Illustrator: Lois Ehlert
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Year: 1989
Brief Summary: A beloved classic in which letters of the alphabet try to beat each other to the top of a coconut tree.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Language Arts: Review ABC with younger students.  Assign letters to each student (give them their letters on an index card), then have them rearrange themselves into ABC order.
  • Find rhyming pairs in the story
  • Bulletin board or felt board display
  • Text-to-text: read with Chicka Chicka 123

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. 

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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