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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 instructional activity, 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.
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.
In this Christmas activity worksheet, students examine 8 Christmas-related words and put then in alphabetical order on the provided lines.
Transition words in writing are the focus of the language arts instructional 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!
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.
Seventh graders explore word meanings. In this vocabulary skills lesson, 7th graders discover how to do word sorts as they read The Code and make posters that include inspiring quotes. 
Students complete a word sort to discover the relationship of tree resources. In this tree resource instructional activity, 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.
Learners view and discuss words that are spelled the way they sound and words that are not spelled the way they sound. They complete a worksheet where they sort words. The worksheet is embedded in the plan.
For this word sorting worksheet, students take their vocabulary words, sort them into categories, and provide a category name and connection. Students have 4 categories to come up with.
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.
Students categorize relative phrases from a word bank, then analyze and discuss an article on the subject.
In this word sorting activity worksheet, learners 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 lesson, students work together to sort their cards by chunks.  Students explain their word categories.
In this dictionary word sort learning exercise, students 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.
Young readers sort their way through a deck of word cards in order to become familiar with four common spelling patterns. Focusing on the ch-sh-wh-, and th- consonant digraphs, students draw cards and write each word in the box corresponding to the digraph it contains. Implement this vocabulary activity as a language arts learning center, allowing children to work on their own or in pairs to develop their reading fluency.
Learners 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 instructional activity, 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.

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