Who says big kids can't enjoy manipulatives? This high school English teacher does. Card sorts are a great way to preview new material, check for understanding , or formatively assess students' learning. To add even more fun to this activity, time students and reward an incentive to the winning group! This task ties students' understanding of an epic hero to a modern day film "Iron Man." Students will work in pairs and see the connection between a modern day superhero and a classic one. What more could you ask for?