Need extra help for EL students? Try the Making Categories pre-lesson.
Students will be able to sort and categorize objects based on their characteristics.
- Begin the lesson with engaging questions, such as: "Were you ever asked to put something in order, like food or clothing? What things did you organize? Why did you need to organize the items?"
- Explain to students that today they will learn the definitions of "sort" and "categorize" and will learn to sort and how to categorize objects.
- Preview the content-specific vocabulary using examples (displaying different categories) as well as providing definitions in students home language (L1) if possible.
- Ask students, "Have you ever put things into groups, like your toys or books?" and have them turn and talk to share with a partner.