For a long time I was looking for materials to teach my speech and language students (specifically my students with autism) how to sort by attributes and list common attributes of two items. After not being able to find anything I made these materials. This attachment includes attribute boards and cards for the following: 6 colors, shapes, functions (wear, eat, play, cook, ride, groom and use at school), soft/hard, community/safety signs and outside/nature. You will find that the cards are sorted by color but each group of cards can be sorted by into other categories or attributes. For example the an orange sweater and orange truck can be group together because they are both orange but then the truck can be grouped with items you ride and the sweater with items you wear. The cards can also be presented to the student and you can ask "how are they the same?" and "how are they different". There are so many ways you can use these cards. I laminated the boards and cards. You can use it as a "drill like" task or make a game out of it with more than one student. I put the boards in a three ring binder to help keep them organized.
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