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Free Task Box for Special Education: Filing By Color

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Independent Work Inspiration: Filing By Color Free Task Box

This week’s Independent Work Inspiration is a free task box printable for students to learn to file by color in a recipe card box. This is a great entry task for the vocational skill of filing. Filing can be a difficult skill for some students to learn because they have to put the thing they are filing behind the letter. That’s different than the way they typically sort. We often have students sort by putting it on top of the thing they are sorting into. Also, filing can be hard because when you are filing by name, for instance, you file by the first letter of the last name. So it’s more complex. Starting with colors is a good, simple starting point. Read on to find out how to set up this simple task and to download your free color dividers to set up your own.

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Independent Work Inspiration: Filing By Color Free Task Box

Free Task Box for Filing by Color: Who Is It For?

I typically would use this task with older elementary students through adulthood if they aren’t yet fluent in filing by letter. Filing by color, as I noted above, is an easier skill and a good place to start. To complete this skill, students will need to already have mastered matching colors.

Free Task Box for Filing by Color Video Tutorial

Tips for Making These Filing By Color Task Boxes With the Free Printable

Print the free task box dividers for the recipe box from the library (see below to sign up and download). Then simply add them to the recipe box. Then you can add in your color cards. I typically start with solid color cards (see the middle picture in the picture below) that you could make from cut out construction paper or use colored index cards. like these. Once students can complete those, I might move to single pictures on the cards (left picture below). And then move to color words on the card (right picture below).

Independent Work Inspiration: Filing By Color Task

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Dividers for Filing by Color: Recipe Box

This set includes the dividers on the first 3 pages for a 3×5 inch recipe box. Or use the tabs on the last page to cover commercial tabs that usually have numbers of letters. 

Grab them from the Free Resource Library. Click below to navigate or join the free library.

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GET ALL THE VISUALS AND ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS YOU NEED to start independent work in your classroom.

These kits include an e-book with directions on setting up independent work systems and using the materials included, data sheets for tracking progress, visuals for the bins and schedules, what’s next visuals, and mastery sheets to keep track of which students have mastered which task. 

Secondary independent work starter kit

GET ALL THE VISUALS AND ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS YOU NEED to start independent work in your classroom.

These kits include an e-book with directions on setting up independent work systems and using the materials included, data sheets for tracking progress, visuals for the bins and schedules, what’s next visuals, and mastery sheets to keep track of which students have mastered which task. 

Secondary independent work starter kit

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