This word sort is geared towards students who have already been introduced to multiple spelling patterns that make the long a sound (ex. ay, eigh, a_e). I used this with second graders as a word study activity to practice identifying multiple spelling patterns that make the long a sound. I also included short a words that have digraphs in them to help continue practice with digraphs. This could even be used as an assessment at the end of a unit on long a spelling patterns. I did not include directions with this worksheet because it's pretty self explanatory. You can either have the students write the words in each column and mark them off in the word bank, or cut out the words and glue them under the correct column.