This sorting activity is perfect for a literacy center after introducing the letter A. A color version and black and white version of each page are included. This set includes a sorting mat, 12 apple cards with pictures, and a student page for assessment. Students identify the apples that have pictures that begin with the /a/ sound and place them in Allie's apple basket. After completing the activity, they complete a simple student assessment page to show their understanding of the skill. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Thanks so much!