Vocabulary Fun with Sorting, Classifying, and Which One Doesn’t Belong? Flash Freebie!

I am excited to announce that I have finished my Vocabulary Fun with Sorting, Classifying, and Which One Doesn’t Belong? product and it is FREE for the next 4 hours! Please feel free to download and provide feedback! Just click on the link or the preview below.

This unit is a fun way to teach the Common Core Standard: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use to primary students. The product includes all the materials needed to teach primary students to sort, classify and categorize vocabulary words and to explain how items are classified and categorized and relationships between objects. Activities begin at the lowest level – sorting, and move to classifying, and finally to identifying words or objects that do not belong to a class or set. These activities may be done as a whole class, with small groups or individually in a center. They are great for early finishers, gifted,  and ELL students!

As students create categories using words and pictures, they develop analysis, discrimination, comparison, and logical thinking skills. Identifying similarities and differences helps students see patterns and make connections. Students develop logical reasoning skills when they analyze a group of items and observe their characteristics. They must be able to see patterns and make connections as they sort, group, and classify through comparing things that are similar and contrasting things that display differences.

I particularly like the Which One Doesn’t Belong?  task cards.  These cards are great to place in a vocabulary center and the students love them!  There are three different levels of recording sheets for the students to use which allows you to differentiate according to the needs of your students. The first level simply has the student record the letter for the picture that doesn’t belong. The next level has the student record the letter for the picture that doesn’t belong and tell why it doesn’t belong. The highest level has the student record the letter for the picture that doesn’t belong, tell why it doesn’t belong, and supply another word or item that would fit the group.  This level adds depth and complexity and is more of a challenge for your high achieving students.

This 140 page product includes:
Fry 100 noun picture cards with words
Fry 100 noun picture cards without words
126 common noun picture cards with words
126 common noun picture cards without words
28 category sorting mats
2 blank sorting mats
Directions for Go Fish
Directions for Memory/Solitaire
Directions for Old Pirate (Played like Old Maid)
Directions for List, Label, Sort
Directions for Guess My Sort
10 Worksheets for Which One Doesn’t Belong?
Answer Key for Which One Doesn’t Belong worksheets
60 task cards with pictures – Which One Doesn’t Belong?
60 task cards with words only – Which One Doesn’t Belong?
Answer Keys and Recording Sheets for Which One Doesn’t Belong task cards

Of course this unit aligns perfectly with the Common Core Standard of Language Acquisition and Use:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5a Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1
Language Standards First Grade  Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5a Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5b Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2
Language Arts Standards for Second Grade Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5a Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

 

vocabulary fun preview

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Comments

  1. I put it up as a Flash Freebie on my blog and Facebook at 4:40 Eastern time. The flash freebie was supposed to run for 4 hours, but I actually changed it to a paid product at 9:05 Central time. I am so sorry you missed out!

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