Common Nouns Category Sorting - Which One Doesn't Belong Vocabulary Activities

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This is a great resource to aid in language skill development of categories, associations and negation.
I love this resource! I used it as a time filler where students could practice oral communication and discuss categories.
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These Which One Doesn't Belong? Common Noun Task Cards and worksheets are a fun way to incorporate critical thinking while teaching Vocabulary Acquisition and Use to primary students.

Your kiddos will have great conversations as there can be more than one correct answer. This activity is great for early finishers, gifted, and ELL students! Be sure to check out the PREVIEW to see more detail.


•Which word does not belong? – 60 task cards with pictures and 60 task cards with words, - also available as individual PowerPoint slides

•10 worksheets in which there are four pictures on each row and students identify which picture or word does not belong.

•Recording Sheets and Answer Keys


  • with a whole class as a morning warm-up
  • in small groups
  • individually
  • in a center


We need to provide even our youngest students with activities that require critical thinking. As students create categories using words and pictures, they develop analysis, discrimination, comparison, and logical thinking skills. Identifying similarities and differences helps students see patterns and make connections.

Students develop logical reasoning skills when they analyze a group of items and observe their characteristics. They must be able to see patterns and make connections as they sort, group, and classify through comparing things that are similar and contrasting things that display differences.


I was hoping to find a resource that would look exciting enough to keep my students engaged, and this truly has meant my expectation and more! My students adore the pictures. I also love how this one resource targets categorization on so many different levels, thanks for creating this!



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
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).


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