Practice sorting 12 picture cards into 4 categories 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:
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.
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
Helo 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 drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
This resource was created by Kelli Goffredi, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
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).
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
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