The purpose of the Let’s Sort series
.. is to allow students to practice basic language skills while having fun and playing with sorting puzzles. The puzzles range from letters, numbers, language and cultural topics. The series is perfect for centers, large and small groups, partner work, intervention and remedial situations. The individual units are found separately, or combined in a big bundle – take a look at all the available resources here.
Tips and tricks
- Print one sheet of paper with four puzzle tasks on it, or opt to print multiple pages on the same sheet. By printing multiple pages you will scale down the puzzles, if that’s what you desire.
- Cut out around the puzzles ahead of laminating, if you want a laminated edge around them. If not, you can laminate the entire sheet of puzzles and cut them out afterward. Both options work well!
- I organize my finished and laminated puzzles in envelopes according to topic, and keep these envelopes in plastic folders within a binder. You may also punch holes in them and keep them on a book ring. I prefer the envelopes.
- For differentiated tasks you can consider printing “boards” (multiple pages on one sheet of paper), in addition to a set of tasks that you laminate and cut out. The laminated board works as a template for the students to puzzle on. this is a great aid for emergent readers or in remedial situations. By doing this it is also possible to play memory or bingo with the puzzles.
- Further differentiation can be provided by having the students write the words in their notebooks after building them. If possible, they can write sentences as well.
Suggested areas for use
- Large and small groups
- Guided reading
- Partner work
- Intervention and remedial situations