This book is full of words to sort in a variety of ways. Children can cut and paste the words into the correct list, or you can have them write the words from a list you provide, or even make a game by copying onto tag and attaching magnets or velcro!
The following article -
Using Word Sorts in the Primary Grade Classroom explains it perfectly:
"Word sorts when used as a strategy to introduce and reinforce vocabulary, help students learn to recognize common relationships between words, increase reading comprehension and retention, teach them to think critically about terms and concepts, and develop their ability to make deep, meaningful connections between words and concepts.
Word sort activities help teach conceptual thinking beyond reading literacy, helping develop students' critical thinking and reasoning abilities and understanding of content in math, science, social studies and other subjects."
Check out the entire article!
-Teaching Resource Center
June 3, 2009
All Sorts of Word Sorts
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