In this fun and fast-paced activity, students play the role of detectives working for the ABC Detective Agency. The teacher will give them an “assignment”, and their job will be to work together to come up with one fact or word that begins with each letter of the alphabet.
Note – The teacher can choose to accept all entries or to moderate the entries.
Using the template:
Click the link below to open the template. (Note – you will be asked to make a copy. When you agree, a copy of the spreadsheet will be moved to your Google Drive area.)
Follow the on-screen instructions to do the activity.
In the following example, student-detectives worked together to come up with an animal that started with each letter of the alphabet:
Ideas for ABC Detectives:
For each letter of the alphabet, find one:
- city in Texas
- fact about the polar bear
- word that describes winter
- girl’s name
- famous person
- job or occupation
- synonym for “good”
Please add your own ideas in the comments area below.