I have found this to be a great game to build vocabulary skills with early and struggling readers. Apples to ApplesÂ® is also good for building reasoning skills. Students must put words in categories, that is given an adjective or describing word they must choose the best person, place, thing, or event from the cards in their hand. Then they will often need to defend their choices and explain why their card is the best fit.
***This file does not contain cards for playing Apples to Apples!! Instead, it describes 6 variations on the gameplay that I use in my classroom. You will need to supply your own cards.***