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Object-sorting for vocabulary learning

Object-sorting for vocabulary learning


Some things are alike. These things can go together in a group or category. Learning new vocabulary in categories allows for better comprehension and retention.

Download our Sort objects into categories worksheet for kids below.

This activity introduces the idea of grouping items. Help a character choose a healthy snack by grouping all the fruits. Help a character get to school by grouping all the cars.


Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.A Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.



Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!