Supporting Young Students’ Word Study During the COVID-19 Quarantine: ABC Scavenger Hunt

Xiufang Chen, Kaitlyn Greenwood

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected U.S. schools since March 2020. K–12 schools have put in place various forms of remote learning to continue the education of students. In trying times like these, young students face unique unprecedented challenges. Often, they need parents’ and/or guardians’ supervision and guidance at home. How can teachers work with young students and their parents or guardians to ensure high-quality and equitable teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic? More specifically, how can teachers support young students’ word study from home during trying times? An ABC scavenger hunt can be a great activity to support young students’ word study while bridging home and school and fostering a positive home learning environment. We share teaching tips developed by a first-grade teacher over the past several months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-823
Number of pages5
JournalReading Teacher
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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