The words in this sorting activity were taken from Janell Cannon’s book,
Stellaluna. It isn’t necessary for students to have read or be
currently reading this book for the activity to be beneficial.
The students match the definition with the appropriate sentence. The parts of speech are noted with the definitions. There are 12 multiple meaning words.
Students self-check by flipping the strips over to see if the patterns on each
The sort can be modified be starting with two definitions. Another option is using definitions with different parts of speech so it’s easier to distinguish meanings.
The cards are black ink on white so, if you desire, you can print them on colored
card stock paper.