Category Activity for Kids: Brainstorming Lists
This category activity and sentence frames product for kids is ideal for ESL and speech therapy students and teachers.
These sentence frame prompts are based on 90 topics, people, and things.
Students can brainstorm lists within a given category, choose what they would want to be, brainstorm describing words, support their choice, and create an illustration.
In this categories activity for kids, you will find the following:
- 90 printable worksheets with one category per page
- 13 pages of sentence frames that can be used for class discussions or brainstorming (7 sentence frames per page)
There is ONLY ONE ANSWER KEY for the printables included to illustrate the answer format. ALL ANSWERS WILL VARY WIDELY!
The goal is for students to produce a list of items in a category and then decide which one to choose.
Many categories have a wide range of acceptable answers, while others may only have a few (depending on the student’s language development, the category, the grade level, etc.). Please see the SAMPLE on the thumbnail.
This product can be used with an entire class, in small groups, as a warm-up, early finisher, homework, or in an interactive notebook.
Pages 95-107: There are seven sentence frames per page. I print these pages on card stock and then cut on the dotted lines. You can put them in some container or you can punch a hole on the left side of each card and use a ring to hold them together.
These sentence frames are perfect for moments when you have one or two minutes of downtime. It doesn’t require students to brainstorm a list of items in a given category, but you can do that as part of the discussion if desired.
PLEASE NOTE: While this product is tagged for 1st-4th grade, older students working on language development would surely benefit from this product as well.
This PDF file contains 108 pages.