In Categorize It, users sort words into categories based on their meanings. Categorization is the basis for many skills including building meaning networks and identifying the main idea.
A short instructional video on how to play Categorize It, Level B
WANT TO TRY IT!
Play the Categorize It, Level B demo >>>
Often the category names aren’t decodable based on the scope and sequence. Users can click the audio icons to hear the category name.
In contrast, the words to sort, such as “dress,” are decodable based on the scope and sequence.
A glossary provides support to learn word meanings. Many words in English—even little words—have multiple meanings. The glossary clarifies the meaning intended for the sort.
A glossary of all of the words in Categorize It Level B are available to teachers to use for instruction.Words are organized by module.
Teachers can select a word from the menu to see an image and listen to the definition. This feature makes it possible to preview the words with users before doing the activity.
Teachers can also use the glossary images and definitions to help students identify words that fit into the same category.
Words such as stop and finish fit in To End.
A printable results screen provides a tangible record of student’s performance.