Sorting Receptive Vocabulary by Category with File Folders and Worksheets

Type: digital

If you are looking for engaging materials for students to work on all kinds of category sorting, this set of file folders and worksheets are perfect for you. Using file folder activities with simple illustrations, students will sort between multiple categories including clothes, animals, food, and furniture.  Students will also sort by characteristics (e.g., live on land or water).

Who is it For?

  • Early learners working on vocabulary
  • Students in ABA discrete trial programs working on receptive vocabulary
  • Individuals in Verbal Behavior programs working on Receptive by Feature Function or Class (RFFC)

What's Included

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7 file folder (or 14 single-page) sorting activities designed to be laminated and reused.
  • Animals that live on land and in the water
  • What do you see in the sky and What do you see on land
  • What do you see in the Ocean and What do you see in the sky
  • What belongs at the beach and what belongs in the classroom
  • What belongs on the playground and what belongs in the classroom
  • Sorting Animals, furniture, clothes, and food —these can be set up as 2 file folders, as 4 separate binder pages to increase the field of sorting up to 4

22 Sorting Worksheets with Cut and Paste Items

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