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Sort Words into Alphabetical Order

In this worksheet, students will practise sequencing words in alphabetical order according to their first and second letters. This will help them when they search for words in dictionaries.

'Sort Words into Alphabetical Order' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Dictionaries

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets, Alphabet worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

We often need to put words in alphabetical order.

Dictionaries are arranged in alphabetical order, and so are the index pages of information books. Your class register may be read out in alphabetical order.




It is useful to know the alphabet off by heart so that we can find words quickly.


These animal names are easy to put in alphabetical order because they all begin with different letters.







sleeping lion


If the words begin with the same letter then we have to look at the second letter.







a puffin


Let's practise alphabetical order in the questions now.

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