It's another Materials Monday! Things have been extremely busy lately, but at least I didn't forget to upload a freebie!
Today I will upload Category Suns. I tend to keep my titles pretty general, so I think you can guess exactly what type of freebie this will be.
I made this activity a long time ago, and no, it's not the best-looking thing in the whole world. I found a lot of students liked it, so I keep using it. I hope you find it's useful. I really try to simultaneously target categorizing and vocabulary goals, so you may see a few advanced vocabulary words (such as ottoman). This will prompt the student to ask what the vocabulary word means (hopefully using a correct WH question), and you two could even brainstorm together to guess what it is (use those thinking strategies!). I've also found that you can easily target describing goals from an activity like this (use that EET).
Put all of the pieces in a bag.
Have the student(s) match a sun ray to each circle.
You can make multiple copies and have a group race. The first group to match all of the rays to the suns correctly wins!
Of course there is a blank sheet on the last page so you can create your own!
Download category suns for free: Category Suns