Our kids love animals! We worked on early literacy skills, reading, and sorting as we identified which animals live on a farm. You can use this interactive pocket chart activity with children using our free printable.
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When our oldest daughter was a preschooler we did this farm animal sorting activity using a pocket chart. Now we've recreated the same early literacy center for our son but this time we made a free printable so that you can use this same set with your kids!
Pocket charts are the perfect set up for this reading center because they allow children to separate, identify, and manipulate the words in a hands on way. We put the sentence at the top with the animal cards providing a picture cue for early readers. We also created a yes column and a no column for sorting.
Our preschooler loved pointing to each word as he read. Then he moved the animal card to the appropriate part of the chart to show he knew which creatures lived on a farm.
As children use picture cues as they begin to read, be sure to direct them back to the printed word as well. For example, in this photo if a child read the word as chicken, we would point out that the word begins with the letter r so it must be rooster.
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