This sort is a great activity for students to show their knowledge of identifying how the author’s choice of language gives the reader more information about characters, setting, and the plot of a story. I personally used this sort in my classroom early on in the unit to assess whether my students were able to identify whether the language used by the author helped to develop the character, setting, or plot of a story.
This is aligned with Virginia Reading SOL 4.5a.
How to use this resource:
There are several ways to use this resource.
•Print the cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut and keep in some kind of storage. Have students sort in small groups and discuss how the clues given by the author help to develop the character, setting, or plot of a story.
•Print page 4 and have students cut and glue the cards from page 5, sorting the cards under the correct headers. Highlight key words that show that the author used specific words to help develop the character, setting, or plot of a story.
•Answer key included!