Vocabulary strategy: Students are given a list of words that they will then put into several categories.

  • Open Sorts: Students are allowed to select or develop their own categories. (Groups of students can have many different categories or ways to sort the words.)
  • Closed Sorts: The categories are given to the students. (There are usually specific categories for each word.)

    Note: In some cases, words may fit into more than one category.

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