Digital Reading Activities | Reading Sorts with Google Slides™ Distance Learning

Jennifer Findley
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Jennifer Findley


Are you in need of new ways to engage your students while they are practicing reading skills and standards? Do your students respond well to hands-on activities? These 4th and 5th grade reading sorts are perfect for providing reading practice to students in a new (and non-threatening way)!

NOTE: This resource now has a Google Classroom version, making it ideal for digital distance learning and remote teaching! Please see the 3rd page of the PDF for details and the link!

About the Reading Sorts

Each sort has two pages…one for the sorting page and one for the cards.

I give both pages to the students and have them do a few quick cuts to cut out the cards. Then they sort the cards (independently, with partners, or as a class - you decide what fits your needs and the needs of your students), we check for accuracy, and then glue them down.

One reason that I love using these reading sorts (besides the hands-on aspect) is because they use non-threatening short texts. The length of the text allows the students to confidently practice the reading skill without getting frustrated or losing stamina. It also allows the students to apply a reading skill to numerous texts in a short time frame. The texts are also written at a rigorous level which provides an opportunity for students to read and apply skills to a grade level text.

More About the Reading Sorts and Skills

There are 18 reading sorts included, covering the following skills:

•Inferring with Fiction

•Inferring with Nonfiction


•Point of View

•Main Idea

•Text Structure

•Types of Accounts (Firsthand vs Secondhand)

•Viewpoint (Positive, Negative, or Neutral)

Using the Reading Sorts

These reading sorts are truly versatile and can be used a number of ways based on your instructional needs. They can be used as independent practice, small group instruction, reading centers, and even as a hands-on assessment.

Use the Google Slides version as a digital reading center activity!

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36 + Answers Keys
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.


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