# The Race is On! Putting Words in Alphabetical Order.

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The Race is On! Putting Words in Alphabetical Order

Putting words in alphabetical order is like running a race.

You have to keep looking at the words letters until there isnt a tie!

Words may start out the same like cars at the beginning of a race. t r a i n t r a c k

If the 1 st letters of the words are tied, then look at the 2 nd letter! t r a i n t r a c k

If the 2 nd letters of the words are tied, then look at the 3 rd letter! t r a i n t r a c k

If the 3 rd letters of the words are tied, then look at the 4 th letter! t r a i n t r a c k

It looks like the tie is broken! t r a i n t r a c k

Now decide which letter comes first in the alphabet. t r a i n t r a c k

t r a i n t r a c k Whos going to win?

You have a winner! t r a i n t r a c k

Lets try another pair. The 1 st letters are tied. s t r a w s t i c k

The 2 nd letters are tied! s t r a w s t i c k

Lets look at the 3 rd letter. Looks like the tie is broken! s t r a w s t i c k

Look at these letters. Which comes first in the alphabet? s t r a w s t i c k

s t r a w s t i c k Whos going to win?

You have a winner! s t r a w s t i c k

The alphabetizing race is on! Click here to start the worksheet. Early Finishers: Locate the State

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