What is a Word Sort?
How do I Implement Word Sorts?
Why Use Word Sorts?
- previewing vocabulary or building background knowledge before a lesson or reading
- facilitating student discussion and review after reading or after a lesson
- language study: comparing and classifying different types of words by morphology, spelling patterns, pronunciation, etc.
Why Are Word Sorts Good for ELL Students?
How do I Keep All The Little Pieces Organized?
Alternatively, make sure your word cards are small enough to fit into little coin envelopes like this:
Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be exploring strategies and examples for each of the three uses of word sorts that I outline above. Stay tuned!