I developed this sort to use with the book How I Became A Pirate, though it is not dependent on the book. I really just wanted an opportunity for my students to see and understand the vocabulary better as well as to practice distinguishing between nouns and verbs. There are 50 words to be sorted between four categories: people nouns, place nouns, thing nouns, and action verbs. The pictures really help my ESL students start to better understand the vocabulary they're hearing in the story and the activity is a great center project for the kids. Word cards, sort mats, a recording sheet, and an answer key are all included.