Grab my best-selling card sorts for 20% off in this bundle! Understanding plot elements, story elements, the structure of a strong paragraph, and how to cite text evidence are the crucial English Language Arts skills covered in these sorts. Word sorts are an engaging, interactive way to use as a pre-assessment, practice, or review/post-assessment. You can use these as a center, in a small group, or as a whole class activity. Card sorts are very flexible!
Included in this bundle are the following sorts!
• Citing Text Evidence Sort
Students sort the vocabulary words, including Direct Quote, Cite, Text Evidence, Dialogue, and Inference. Cards include the name of each element, a definition, and an example. A generic example and examples from three popular books are included.
• Writing a Paragraph Sort
This word sort complements instruction for writing a strong paragraph using a color-coding system, such as Step Up to Writing. Students sort the elements of a strong paragraph, including Topic Sentence, Key Ideas, Explanations, and Conclusion. Cards include the name of each element, a visual representation, and definitions.
• Plot Elements Sorts
each plot elements with an engaging, hands-on card sort! This word sort includes two activities that focus on the vocabulary of story elements and plot diagrams. They can be used as a pre- or post- assessment, practice or review activity.
Students sort the cards to show understanding of each story element. You can use this sort as a pre- or post- assessment for story elements, introduce the sort as you teach and limit the number of words they sort, or use as a review activity. This works well in centers. Students can take a picture of their finished sort or fill out a blank plot diagram (provided).
Fairy Tale Matching Activity
Using the classic fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow White, students place the cards on a provided plot diagram. These diagrams are scaffolded (blank, label, and label with definition) so all students can access the activity as independently as possible and to provide you with flexibility in terms of using this in a way that fits your needs. For example, use the fully scaffolded diagram for practice and a blank one for a post assessment.
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• Story Elements Sorts
This sort contains 9 vocabulary words, each with a card for the word, definition, visual, and example. Several words have multiple visuals and examples.
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