Our entire state has developed a new “teacher evaluation system” which requires countless hours of determining student-driven and personal goals that will be assessed through statewide assessments among other pieces of evidence.
Although I haven’t yet been approved to work on this as my personal goal (cross fingers! cross fingers!), I proposed that my personal teaching goal be to develop more materials for my Life Skills (low-language level) students.
Besides vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary (and 2-3 word utterances), a goal that several of my Life Skills students have is to categorize. To think about words and how they belong together. To support this goal, I thought that it would be wonderful to create some very simple categorization activities. Activities that they can do with me, or later independently in the classroom.
I love File Folder activities because:
- They can be used over and over again
- Students can do the work with models and prompts initially, then independently while you are working with other students
- The activities can be given to teachers to use when the student has extra time
- The Velcro and small squares work on fine motor skills in addition to language skills
- They are fun!
The first one I’ve created may be hard for most of my students, but it was too cute not to make. I’m offering as a FREE activity to all of you to enjoy here.
Here is what it looks like when you set it up with velcro:
And if you like it and want more file folder activities, here is my latest product!
Here is what they look like when set up:
These are very reasonably priced (clipart alone on these products cost a lot!), and I hope you enjoy them! You can purchase them here.