Reading Sorts with Digital Reading Sorts - 4th & 5th Grade Reading Activities

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Jennifer Findley
Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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18 Reading Sorts + Digital Versions
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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: The reading sorts are also included as digital reading sorts. See pages 3-4 of the PDF for the details and links to access the digital reading sorts.

About the Reading Sorts

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)

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.

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.

About the Digital Reading Sorts

The digital reading sorts are designed in Google Slides.

The text and design has been redesigned with color and optimized for digital use.

Each slide contains a sorting section and 6 text cards (two sorts only have 5 text cards). The students will read the texts and sort them under the correct heading on the sorting page. If they are not able to sort the card on that slide, they will discard it by dragging and dropping it to the discard pile. Each sort is two slides and the same texts can be found on the slide.

Directions are included but I recommend completing one of the sorts with the students so they know exactly what to do.

Check out the video preview to see the digital reading sorts.

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Total Pages
18 Reading Sorts + Digital Versions
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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