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ABC Searching (K–2)

How can you use the alphabet to find things online?

Students search for pictures online by clicking on letters of the alphabet. They learn that directory sites with alphabetical listings offer one way to find things on the Internet. After observing a search as a class, students are assigned letters of the alphabet and perform their own searches on a children’s directory site. Using the Our Picture Dictionary Student Handout, students select and print out pictures to create their own picture dictionary for the classroom.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • learn how to search online by using the alphabet.
  • understand how to search for a specified letter of the alphabet on a children’s directory site.
  • apply the results of their alphabet search to create a picture dictionary.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade K: RL.1, RL.4, RF.1d, W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.5, SL.6, L.1a, L.6

Grade 1: RL.1, RL.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, L.1a, L.6

Grade 2: RL.1, W.2, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6


1c, 1d, 2b, 3a, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d 


1b, 2a, 2c, 3d, 4a-d, 5d-f

Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
Student Activity Sheet