Categories Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.K.5.A

Core Standard

The concept of sorting is difficult at first for Kindergartens. It requires a new form of vocabulary and forces students to define a fixed criterion for the objects that they are sorting into various categories. When sorting items into categories it is best to focus on likeness and differences. We would encourage teachers to focus on likenesses first, as this is very visual and obvious. We want our students to experience success at first and then start to challenge them. Students are also asked to relatively compare an object to multiple objects at a time. Once students agree on the criteria, they are required to define that variable for all the objects they are sorting. This is a skill that starts simple, but will be visited again and again, through different formats, as they grow. These worksheets have students sort objects into either differing groups or like groups.









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