Classify and Categorize

To arrange or organize details from a text into groups with similar traits (Categorize), and to name or label that group (Classify).

Lesson 1
Classify items into existing categories
  • My Big Animal Book
Lesson 2
Categorize items into existing categories
  • My Big World Book
Lesson 3
Classify and categorize items into student created groups
  • My Big Truck Book
Lesson 1
Classify and categorize items into two categories
Explain how items were classified and categorized
  • We are All Alike . . . We are All Different
Lesson 2
Categorize items into three categories
  • When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins
Lesson 3
Categorize characters based on their character traits
  • Chrysanthemum
Lesson 1
Classify and categorize similar items in several ways
Explain how similar items were classified and categorized
Lesson 2
Classify and categorize fictional characters in several ways based on their character traits
Lesson 3
Categorize information into predetermined categories
  • Splish! Splash! Animal Baths

Unit Reading Passages

  • Celebrations Around the World
  • Earth Rocks
  • Our World
  • The Sounds Spring Brings
  • What's Cooking
Lesson 1
Categorize information to answer a research question
  • Animals of the Sea and Shore
Lesson 2
Classify and categorize information into an outline form
  • Animal Homes
Lesson 3
Classify and categorize information to answer a research question
Classify and categorize information into an outline form
  • Endangered Animals

Unit Reading Passages

  • Animals Get Ready
  • Saving Big Cats
  • Tis the Season
  • Vanishing Frogs
  • Fit for Life
Lesson 1
Develop research questions
Classify and categorize information to answer a research question
Classify and categorize information into an outline form
  • Squanto's Journey
  • Creepy Cave Crawlers
Lesson 2
Develop research questions
Classify and categorize information into an outline form
Use the features of nonfiction to identify information relevant to a research question
  • Animals That Hibernate
Lesson 3
Use an outline to create a research report

Unit Reading Passages

  • Branching Out
  • Modern Marvels
  • Ride of the Century
  • A Ton of Trash
  • Creepy Cave Crawlers

Classify and Categorize lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star:  The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson:  Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • Dream Machines
  • Ready to Rumble
  • Superstars of Science
  • The Dawn of the Mayas
  • What's Cooking

Classify and Categorize lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
The Lost Garden
Rosa Parks:  My Story

Unit Reading Passages

  • Don't Know Much About Liberty
  • Endangered Animals at a Glance
  • Living on the Edge
  • On the Prowl
  • Presidents Come Alive