Color coding is an amazing way to prompt kiddos. Here are a few ways you can use color coding to prompt students during sorting and matching activities.
|Categories and cards are color coded so students are prompted about what category the cards go in.|
|Puzzles are color coded (using Sharpies) to prompt kiddos with matching the letters.|
|Numbers are color coded to make matching numbers easier.|
|Numbers on clothes pins are color coded to match the corresponding section.|
|Letters are color coded to make matching simpler.|
Pictures are fabulous visuals!! It's common to see pictures used in schedules and for classroom management, but I love to use them during literacy and math activities!
|Small picture is paired with letter on clothes pin to prompt student when matching letter to initial sound.|
|Picture is paired with letter to prompt student when placing the initial letter sound in the blank.|
You can download the above beginning consonant sound activity with visuals for FREE from my TpT here.
|The dots are a visual to match the Micky mouse heads to prompt students.|
It's easy to use letters and numbers to prompt students during beginning consonant sound and math activities.
|Letter is written in the blank to prompt student about what letter goes there.|
|The correct answer is written in the box to prompt the student.|
It's important to remember that you should take data consistently and fade prompts over time to ensure that the student is mastering the task/ goal. Below is an example of 1 way you could fade color coding visual prompts. Note: Some students might need fading to happen in smaller steps.
Happy prompting ;)