"Eating the alphabet" by Lois Ehlert is such an awesome book, read to my little ECH 2 bookworms by our principal. The book has beautiful illustrations of favorite fruits and vegetables and some that we are not so familiar with. This lesson also reinforces their classroom Unit of Inquiry "Living things" focusing on plants. The students had fun showing off their recognition of the first letters of the fruits by sounding it out and singing their alphabet song at the end of the lesson. We also learned the Chinese name for watermelon is XIGUA and the students enjoyed making their watermelon craft which made for a great display in the library. The book is quite lengthy though so we had this lesson over a 2 weeks period.