I use this sort during our Fairy Tale Unit after we read the 3 Little Pigs and talk about comparing words. A discussion that always happens is, “The brick house builder is the smartest…” or “The pig who used sticks is smarter than the one who used straw because…” This conversation that happens after reading helps the kiddos make connections between superlative adjectives and how to use them correctly.
Included in Download
2 pages of Section Headings (1 in color, 1 in BW for easy printing)
5 pages of words to sort
Recording Page for accountability
The pages of sorting words help reinforce reading and writing skills such as doubling the final consonant in a 1 syllable word, changing the ending “y” to “i”, and they give students exposure to irregular adjectives. I use this as a reading station towards the end of the year with my 1st graders but it could also be used with 2nd graders as continuing practice.
How Students Play: Students place the section headings at the top of their work space in the order of whose house was the best (straw, then sticks, then bricks). They then sort the words into columns.
Example: “fast” would go under straw house, “faster” would go under stick house, and “fastest” would go under brick house.
I hope you and your students enjoy this sorting activity!
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