This file includes 16 sorting cards, and 2 sets of headings (Then, Both, Now or Long Ago, Both, Today) We use getepic.com, pebblego.com, and regular trade books to research the topic of “Then and Now” for a few days prior to this activity.
Give partners or groups of students one or both pages of cards. Students will read each sentence, draw a picture to match, cut out the cards, and sort into categories “Then, Both, Now” (or “Long Ago, Both, Today”.)
Answers may vary based on your students’ experiences and prior knowledge. Each sentence is written in present tense to allow for varied responses. Ask students to justify their answers. :)