This pirate themed word sort will get your students hooked! You will get 5 long vowel labels to go outside a cup/pot/container. You will also receive 20 cards for each long vowel. During Tier Reading time, I work with a small group and have my students tell me why the word has the long vowel sound ("two vowels together, open syllable, y on the end of a word, etc.) before they place it in the container. To hold students accountable, you will also receive a worksheet students can fill out while at the center, if you want to make this activity into a literacy center. This activity is perfect for word work!