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Receptive Language Vocabulary - Cut and Sort Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - 1

Practice receptive language vocabulary with this cut and paste worksheet.

In this cut and paste sorting exercise, students will cut out the pictures and place them in one of 4 categories:

  • Ocean
  • Land
  • Classroom
  • Playground

This picture sorting worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your vocabulary lesson. It can also be completed with your guided reading group or turned into a reading station activity

Get More Use out of Our Categorization Worksheet

Got fast finishers? Students who need more practice? We’ve got a few ideas to help you change the difficulty level of this picture sort worksheet. 

Draw It!

Turn early readers into artists too. Send students who’ve finished their work to a table with scrap paper and colored pencils or crayons to draw a picture card for each category.

Scaffolding for Struggling Students

Help students by limiting the choices per category to 1 or 2 cards. You can also help learners focus by presenting the activity with pre-cut picture cards. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because this download includes the answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to complete on their own. 

You can also make this worksheet more sustainable by adding it to your classroom reading center! Print one copy on cardstock for durability and longevity. Cut out the picture cards, and store the sorting sheet and answer key in an envelope or other container for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the Download button to choose between the editable Google Slide or PDF  version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

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