Students read and sort the words. These are not sorting by similar spelling but sorting by category. All words may be read phonetically. Students can practice categorizing words by making connections- a perfect activity for building vocabulary!
You may use these word sorts several different ways for differentiation.
***Have students cut and sort onto sheet with pre-printed categories (Easy Prep).
***Students can cut and sort then glue onto copy or construction paper using pre-printed headers.
***OR give students the words and they determine the categories.
14 Word Sorts
• 13 Phonetic Word Sorts
• 1 Days of Week/Months of Year Sort
Students read the words and sort by category.
1. Living/Nonliving- 3 options – All phonetic but increasingly harder
2. Things/Animals- 3 options- All phonetic but increasingly harder.
3. Number Words/Colors
8. Things You Can Ride/Body Parts/Homes
9. Clothes/Number Words/Animals
10. Containers/Action Words or Containers/Verbs (Choose your template)
11. Colors/Action Words or Colors/Verbs (Choose your template)
12. Action Words/Describing Words or Verbs/Adjectives (Choose your template)
14. Days of the Week/Months of the Year
Addresses Kindergarten and 1st Grade Common Core Standards
KL5a. Sort common objects into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
1L5a. Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.