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Third graders create a word sort, with the use of a spreadsheet, in order to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular phonics concept. They decode multi-syllabic words. Students use spelling strategies including sound patterns, visual patterns, silent letters and common groupings.
Transition words in writing are the focus of the language arts activity presented here. In it, learners cut out the word-sort cards (embedded in the plan), and put them into four categories: time, examples, space, and summary. They find a picture in a magazine that they feel could inspire a how-to piece of writing, then use the transition words to help them construct a piece of writing that describes how to do something. A great teaching idea for writing!
Start this engaging data analysis study with a review of charts and graphs using the linked interactive presentation, which is both hilarious and comprehensive. Consider projecting it and having volunteers come up to complete various challenges. There are 27 statistics-related vocabulary terms you can use in a word sort (pictures of this are included for reference); put learners in small groups to determine how they would categorize these words. Next, groups use pre-collected data to create a pie chart and bar graph on the linked digital tools. Of course, you can easily have them do this by hand. There is an exit slip included here, as well. 
In this Presidential word sort worksheet, students sort words given to them about the President into categories of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, and then write any patterns they see. Students sort 16 words.
Students complete a word sort to discover the relationship of tree resources. In this tree resource lesson, students examine information from the word sort and the book "Be a Friend to Trees" by Patricia Lauber. Finally, students create a hierarchical map.
Students identify the relationship of tree resources in a word sort. They prioritize information from the word sort and the book by making a hierarchical map. Students should be able to conclude that we need trees and that we need to take good care of them.
Students develop an understanding about pilots and their jobs. They learn word sorting and categorizing in order to better develop vocabulary skills. They also develop a KWL chart to increase comprehension and increase vocabulary.
In this word sorting activity learning exercise, students look through a story they have read and identify compound words, long e words, verbs, adjective, short a words, contractions, words with wh, feeling words, and words with -ing in the appropriate boxes.
Students in a group of two read word cards to each other.  In this word sort instructional activity, students work together to sort their cards by chunks.  Students explain their word categories.
In this dictionary word sort activity, learners play a game identifying where words in the dictionary would be. Students use different cards and identify where a certain word would be on the page.
Introduce your class to a colorful cast: the parts of speech! Learners can read about each part of speech and then play a game. Make grammar practice a reward with these playful characters and the accompanying exercise.
In this Christmas activity learning exercise, students examine 8 Christmas-related words and put then in alphabetical order on the provided lines.
Students investigate problems related to quadrilaterals. In this geometry lesson, students manipulate different geometric shapes as they define what make search shape a quadrilateral and what doesn't.
Students cook rolled pancakes and practice  culinary skills that promote an integration in a variety of foods.  In this cooking lesson, students develop the skill of properly measuring and mixing ingredients . Students then gather materials to decorate classroom and celebrate the social and nutritional value of eating with family and friends.
What are the differences between short and long vowel sounds? The class participates in a teacher ledlesson plan in which they add letters to words as they evolve from a three letter, short vowel word to a longer long vowel word. They complete a worksheet, participate in word sorts, and share their results with the group. 
Second graders identify long I words. In this phonics lesson, 2nd graders engage in sorting words with and without the long I sound. Students work with a small group and then independently.
Students identify and sort words into the basic categories of color and number. After a lecture/demo, students utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to gain practice sorting number words.
Read the book The Cat in the Hat and categorize words from it into phonemic patterns. Young readers will also complete a story map about The Cat in the Hat. The goal is to exercise their phonological awareness skills and understanding of the elements in a story.
Students investigate language arts by answering story study questions. In this word sorting lesson, students read the book The Chocolate Touch and answer questions regarding the characters, language and conflict in the story. Students complete a vocabulary worksheet regarding vowel patterns and "ing" endings.
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