Three Part Cards

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Three Part Cards
Language - Reading
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LevelPrimary
Prerequisitesable to read words with digraphs
Reading with Pictures
Materialscards with labeled pictures
cards with pictures
small cards with labels
small basket

Also called Nomenclature Cards or Classified Cards.
In this activity the child matches cards with words to cards with pictures with the aid of control cards.

Presentations

Control cards first

In this presentation the control cards are laid out first, then the picture-only cards are matched to the control cards, and then the labels are matched with the pictures. It is okay if the difficulty of some of the words is a little advanced for the child if the objects are familiar to the child.

  1. Carry the tray to a mat. Place it in the upper right corner.
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  2. Remove all of the control cards (the cards with the pictures and labels) and line them up along the left side of the mat. If there are a large number of cards, use two columns.
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  3. Take the top picture card and compare it to the first control card. If it matches, leave the card there. If not, continue comparing it to the other control cards until a match is found.
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  4. Continue in this way with the rest of the picture cards until they have all been matched.
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  5. Take the top label card and compare it to the first control card. If it matches, leave the card there. If not, continue comparing it to the other control cards until a match is found.
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  6. Continue in this way with the rest of the label cards until they have all been matched.
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Control cards last

In this presentation the picture cards are laid out first, then the child tries to match the labels correctly. The control cards are matched last to check the work.

  1. Carry the tray to a mat. Place it in the upper right corner.
  2. Remove all of the picture cards and line them up along the left side of the mat. Be sure to leave enough space below each one for the label. If there are a large number of cards, use two columns.
  3. Take the labels and place them under the matching picture cards.
  4. Lay out the control cards to check answers.

Points of Interest

matching

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • Three Part Cards are also used to teach vocabulary in other areas of the classroom.
  • Three part cards with students' pictures and names could be made. This one is a favorite as children love seeing themselves and their classmates in the work. If done in a homeschool, pictures of the child's family or friends could be used.

Material

Make Your Own

These cards are free to print and use in your classroom or home.

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Where to Buy

Prices and links checked: 05 August 2020

Three Part Cards
Store Price
Montessori N' Such
including sets with objects
Price Varies
3 Part Cards Tray
Store Price
Alison's
9 x 6"
$18.00
Alison's
12.25 x 9"
$10.00
E & O
upright
$14.40
E & O
9 x 6.5"
$14.40
ETC $17.00
Kid Advance
8.25 x 6.5"
$12.99
Leader Joy $16.95
Montessori 123
4.5 x 8.5"
$30.00
Montessori 123
5.75 x 8.5"
$30.00
Montessori N' Such
8 x 6-1/2"
$16.95
Montessori N' Such
12 x 9"
$18.95
Montessori R & D
9.75 x 6.75”
$9.00
Montessori Services
12 x 9"
$27.95
Waseca
11 x 9"
$15.00

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