Video: Concept Sorts and Word Sorts to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

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Are you using concept sorts or word sorts to introduce vocabulary words? Watch this video to learn how we can think about sorts in deeper, broader, and more powerful ways to instill critical thinking and inspire reciprocal teaching in our classrooms!

This research-based strategy is interactive, engaging, student-centered, and fun! Concept sorts seamlessly and effectively integrate literacy skills with other classes and disciplines.

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-The Civil War concept sort that you see demonstrated in the video.

-An editable template to add your own words to the concept sort.

-Teaching tips, ideas, tools, and strategies to help you implement concept sorts in your middle school or high school classroom!

Looking for a pre-made concept sort on a particular topic or book? Leave me a comment or question and I'll be glad to add what you're looking for!

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