This sort encourages students to sort words by the long a sound and word seen. The images used are real photographs to make the concepts more real to students. Additionally, there are four versions included in the document. Highlighted (to draw attention to the vowel rules) and unhighlighted versions to challenge advanced learners in both individual and class size versions. There is also a worksheet that forces students to decode using the newly practices long a sounds seen.
The images and the highlighted versions are excellent supports for English Language Learners.