Vocabulary Word Sorts
Word Sorts can be used with K-5 students to help fine-tune their higher-level thinking skills by allowing them to categorize information. Students may cut out and sort the words according to the categories provided at the top of each sheet, or they may choose to create their own categories. There are more than 60 word sorts in all, covering letters, sounds, content area topics, such as science and grammar, and there are even open sorts that can be categorized several ways.
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Open Word Sort 1 living or nonliving, where it could be found, how many legs
Open Word Sort 2 characteristics of plants or animals, singular or plural nouns
Open Word Sort 3 animal type, how it might move, how many legs
Open Word Sort 4 transportation type, size, compound words
Open Word Sort 5 plant type, ending sound
Open Word Sort 6 where animals live, animal type, how many legs
Open Word Sort 7 sport type, compound words, ending phonograms, syllables
Open Word Sort 8 plant type, color
Open Word Sort 9 celestial body type, natural or artificial, noun type
Open Word Sort 10 characteristics of animals, parts of speech
Open Word Sort 11 Civil Rights cause, personal history, gender, number of names
Open Word Sort 12 U.S. war, sides in the war, leadership roles, gender
Open Word Sort 13 How related to Revolutionary War, noun type, parts of speech