Same and Different: Sort and Classify Birds in Preschool & Kindergarten

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Visual discrimination is part of phonological awareness skill development in PreK & Kindergarten. It is the ability to see differences in shapes, lines, sizes, colors and form. Students need to fine tune their visual discrimination skills in order to discriminate between letters, numbers and words. (e.g. b d p q ; h n r ; ban - and)

Visual Discrimination: Birds | Print | Grades PreK-1 (8 Birds x 8 colors)

ACTIVITIES
• Use visual discrimination skills to sort the birds by color, shape, size, direction, or other common features.
• Begin with teacher-directed tasks, or class demonstrations when learning how to sort. (Use one attribute, e.g. color or shape for an initial sort. Then add a second attribute, color and shape, etc.)
• Invite the children to play with the material, and think of their own sorting rule. Be aware of individual differences. Support and encourage the learning. After the sort ask, “What is your sorting rule?” Invite them to share their reasoning, “Tell me why this bird is here.” “Why did you use the bears?”

Encourage them to “think about their thinking.” Take opportunities to extend the learning.

CREATE AND EXTEND PATTERNS! (Use sentence strips to provide a visual line for the sequence.) e.g.
• a b a b a b
• aa bb aa bb aa bb
• abc abc abcabc
• abbc abbc abbc
• aabbc aabbc aabbc

OPTIONAL PRINTING
1. Copy one-sided onto cover stock. Copying all of the pages provides “the direction the bird is facing” (for all birds) as a sorting rule, and two birds of each color. (p. 4- 11)
• If desired, there is a pink backing sheet provided. (p. 12)
2. Copy alternate pages, (p. 4, 6, 8, 10) to provide one copy of each bird in 8 colors.
• If desired, there is a pink backing sheet provided. (p. 12)
3. My favorite: * Copy double-sided, (p. 4-11) flip on the long edge, to “mix-it-up” a bit. The same bird will be on the back of the card… in the same color, but facing a different direction.
• For better durability, laminate the cards before you cut them apart.

SORTING TRAYS
• Use some of the 8 sorting circles provided.
• Use divided trays from the dollar store.
Paper plates and hula-hoops make good sorting rings.
• As the children gain skills, add a Venn diagram.

Note: These sort and classify cards are available in a BUNDLE or as single units.

Visual Discrimination ~ Sort and Classify BUNDLE
Visual Discrimination ~ Cats
Visual Discrimination ~ Dogs
Visual Discrimination ~ Farm Animals
Visual Discrimination ~ Sea Creatures
Visual Discrimination ~ Woodland Animals
Visual Discrimination ~ Zoo Animals

Mathematical concepts and language learning… they all overlap!

A great resource for early learners!

Check out more early literacy resources here!.

Have a great day!

Laurie

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Same and Different: Sort and Classify Birds in Preschool &
Same and Different: Sort and Classify Birds in Preschool &
Same and Different: Sort and Classify Birds in Preschool &
Same and Different: Sort and Classify Birds in Preschool &
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