ELA Comprehensive Categorization Bundle


ELA Comprehensive Categorization Bundle


Grade Levels: 1st – 6th

Subjects: English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy

Resource Type: Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas

Formats Included: PDF

Pages: 84 pages



This is a comprehensive categorization bundle that includes activities that are perfect for differentiated instruction in speech-language therapy sessions, literacy centers, or language arts lessons. The activities are suited for students in Grades 1-5. However, they are also a great review for 6th grade students in middle school.

In this packet you will receive:
1) Quick Reference for Common Core Standards (pages 3-4)
2) Sorting activity for grades 1-2 (pages 5-21)
3) Sorting activity for grades 3-5 (pages 22-46)
*Students sort grade level vocabulary into the correct group with enclosed classification sheets.
4) E/LA Vocabulary Categorization Cards (pages 47-58)
*Students complete sentences on task cards by expressing the category name. A word bank is provided for 2 levels of task cards (Tier I and Tier III terms)
5) Categorization memory activity grades 3-5 ( pages 59-64)
*Students play a matching game to match vocabulary by looking closely at a Tier III vocabulary category and associated words on each card. Each category is color coded to enhance students’ memory.
6) Category book grades 3-5 (pages 65-84)
*Students sort Tier III E/LA words into categories from provided groups of words. They glue the words in the book after their accuracy is checked by the SLP or teacher. Great activity after whole group instruction.

Research shows that students need direct vocabulary instruction and that the use of categorization is an effective strategy to assist them in organizing academic content, improving memory and word retrieval, as well as promoting gains in student mastery of curriculum. I have organized this bundle according to key English/Language Arts vocabulary categories that relate to the common core standards. These include targeted vocabulary categories for grades 1-2 such as compound words, homophones, punctuation marks, prepositions, nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives. The packet also includes targeted vocabulary categories for grades 3-5 such as synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, types of nouns, parts of speech, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, types of literature, story elements, types of writing, text features, and figurative language. I have used the activities in this packet frequently in my language therapy sessions in the elementary
school setting.

If you would like to purchase the resources individually you may do so. However, you will save money if you buy this resource in this bundle.

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Thanks for your support!

Tamara Anderson, Ed.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist


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