Categorization, Word Retrieval, Vocabulary Bounce House

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Focuses on teaching categorization skills through category sorting, awareness of main categories and subcategories, and naming categories using first sound cues and confrontational naming. The download includes: 200 category cards, 9 main categories, and 50 subcategories. It comes with ideas for four different games:
1. Category Sorting
2. What Does not Belong
3. Labeling Categories and naming Categories
4. ABC category game: using first letter sounds to cue recall and improve performance in timed game.


UPDATED August 2016
I listened to your comments and suggestions-and added 10 pages of category pictures. Pictures are appropriate for elementary AND upper grades.


This activity provides visuals and activities to practice categorization skills with your students in a motivating and fun activity. These activities are designed to improve word retrieval skills, categorization, and vocabulary skills. If you are looking for a more comprehensive teaching program: please see Interactive Categories Mega-Bundle


Pages 4-14 Categories with pictures
Pages 15-23 Categories without pictures
Page 24 Blank category page
Page 25 Word Retrieval ABC category game
Pages 26-35 Subcategory sheets
Pages 36-37 Category Bounce houses
Page 38 Bounce house sheet


SLPs and teachers who have used this product say....
"I have several kids working on identifying categories and naming items in a category, so this product really comes in handy. Thanks!"

"Fun for multiple ability levels"

"Super fun! Thanks so much!"


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