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What Does Not Belong Activity – Montessori Pre-Reading Language Lesson

This post includes the Montessori language activity pre-reading lesson What Does Not Belong. The purpose is to prepare a child for reading. The child must be able to focus and to hold interest. A child will work on critical thinking, which helps reading comprehension down the line.

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What Does Not Belong Activity

These cards are easy to make at home. You can download this set of “Does Not Belong” cards from store . I promise the set is beautiful! You can introduce this activity to a 2.5/3-year-old child.

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Invite the child to do the work. Show the child where the work sits on the shelf.

Montessori Preschool Language Activity Pre-Reading Lesson

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Place the basket in the upper left hand corner of the rug. Remove one card and place it below the basket.

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           Name the objects on the card.

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“The skier, the snowmobiler and the snowboarder go together: winter sports.”

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“The skateboarder does not belong.” Place an “X” or, in this case, a gem, on the image that does not belong in the group.

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Continue with the rest of the cards. Return work to basket, then to shelf.

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