October is just around the corner, so today I’m sharing a new Halloween resource … a Halloween Noun Sort.
Why Use Noun Sorts?
Noun Sorts have been very popular and I personally like them because you can utilize the pocketchart. And you may have read previously that I’m a pocketchart lover! So if it can go in the pocketchart, it has my attention.
But here are some other reasons for using Noun Sorts:
- They allow students the ability to have out-of-seat time. Anytime students get to work and have the opportunity to move around, or have some extra wiggle time, it helps to keep them engaged.
- Using bright picture cards and having the students physically sort them also keeps them engaged as opposed to doing paper/pencil activities. Moving and sorting are gross motor movements. Paper and pencil activities are fine motor movements. It’s good to change up the activities and it helps to build student engagement.
- If you’re concerned about all the movement and students being off task, having them complete a response sheet as they work will help to keep them responsible for their work. This will also give you a way to check to see if they understand the concept they’re working on.
Key Features for the Halloween Noun Sort
- Bright, fun Halloween pictures
- 30 picture cards to sort
- You can use it in the pocketchart, on the floor or add magnetic tape to the back and use it on a magnetic board or metal cabinet.
- Great activity for Centers/Stations, early finishers or for Special Education classrooms.
- Many of it’s features comes in different formats for differentiation or scaffolding.
- Includes a response sheet with 3 formats
- Includes follow-up worksheet
- Easily stores in a brown envelope. Print the file cover to use as a label.
I really love the bright colors and graphics in the Halloween Noun Sort. And I’m kind of like a kid. I’m very visual. If it’s boring, I don’t want to engage. So I think the kids will love this.
And I want to let you in on a secret you may or may not know … I learned this a lonnnngg time ago from another online teacher friend. I actually learned a TON from her … but anyway. She had some Halloween resources out in her classroom and it was Christmas! And her students were still using the Halloween resources because they loved them. She said that as long as her kids were using them she would leave them out and not put them away. And if you think about it … WHY? Why would we just put something away because it’s not in season? Some people watch Christmas movies in July just because they love Christmas. So why wouldn’t we let kids use Halloween materials, or any materials, throughout the year if they wanted to? Just think about it. 🙂
I said that to say … you could potentially use this or any resource throughout the year if your students liked and continued to use it. Psst … and I’m totally against Christmas before Thanksgiving personally! LOL!! 😀
My other favorite thing about this resource is that it’s done in the pocketchart. When I was teaching I can’t even tell you how many pocketcharts I had up in my classroom. Kids love them. I love them.
Talking about pocketcharts makes me miss teaching so much. That part of teaching I do miss.
So, if you think you need this for your class, click below to purchase. The Halloween Noun Sort is also in a couple of bundles if you’re interested in other noun sorts or in savings.
Other Noun Sorts and Noun Activities
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