Race Car Categories – Vol. 2 was developed for pre-k/kdg, and 1st grade students working on improving the use of identifying and naming categories
• Pages 4-10: Categories: introduce the concept of categories by singing the “What Group Does it Belong To?” song with your students. Then practice sorting between two categories using category mats: toys/wild animals, furniture/ocean animals, sports/school supplies. A category vol. 2 mat is included for review of 6 categories (pg. 7)
• Pages 11-22: Categories: Have the students sort onto individual category mat. 48 cards.
• Pages 23-29: Get Ready, Set, Go! Game: For this game you will need some matchbox cars. To play, have your students drive their cars around the race track saying each pictured word as they approach it and drive over it. This will help students develop automaticity with their categorization skills.
• Pages 30-45: Coco Talk-What’s your favorite?: Coco Talk is a resource to help build conversational skills. Have students select their favorite item for each prompt (e.g., What’s your favorite? What’s your least favorite?). Create a book with all pages for students to complete. This resource is great for students with limited English proficiency to teach how to sort/categorize, make choices, respond/ask questions, and build vocabulary! (fruits, vegetables, pets, farm animals, clothes, transportation)
• Pages 46-65: 3, 2, 1, Go! Game: There are two options for play. You can use the race track or the game points mat.
• Name the items in a category (56 cards and 8 blank cards)- Students must name at least three items on the card in order to store it on their mat. To make it more of a game type, add the cards in the pile. The student with the most points is the game winner.
• Name the category (56 cards and 8 blank cards) -Student must name the category on the given card after listening/reading the 3 items belonging to the category. If the student answers correctly, they are able to keep the card. To make it more of a game type, add the cards in the pile. The student with the most points is the game winner.
• Target categories include: things associated with Halloween, kinds of flowers, parts of a pizza, types of books, things you can sleep on, liquids, kinds of trucks, building materials, baby animal names, things you wear when its cold, things under the water, things in a jungle, states, kinds of meat, things you do with your legs, things you do with your hands, things that bounce, kinds of weather, kinds of buildings, things that hold other things, people who wear hats when they work, things that float, things you hunt, things that need a battery, creatures with shells, things you look through, animals with horns or tusks, quiet places, things underground, things with a blade, things that measure, things a magician uses, things found in a gym, things used by a secretary, things that people step on, things that are inflated, things that tell time, things that turn, things that rhyme with “hat”, things that are tiny, things in a parade, people in the “Wizard of Oz”, things that bend, types of jobs, things associated with fall, things associated with winter, things associated with summer, things associated with spring
Please see: Categories – A Category Tool - FREEBIE
Race Car Categories - Vol. 1 here