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In this e-book you will find 34 different alphabetical order word sorts, an answer key and place mat. This file folder game is a great activity for reading stations, a take home activity or as individual work.
Creating the File Folder Game
Print, cut out and laminate the game place mat. Glue it on the inside of a file-folder. You can store the individual word sorts in small envelops or in zip-lock bags. You can print the alphabetical order word sorts on red, green, and blue paper according to the difficulty of the sort.
Using the game
Students start by matching the first letters of the words on the mat. If two or more words start with the same letter they then move to the second column and the second letter. If the second letter is also the same they move on to the third. There is one word sort in this download that requires students to move to the fourth letter.
Red (easy) - All of the words can be sorted by looking at first letter.
Green (medium) – Students need to look at the second letter to sort some of the words.
Blue (difficult) – Students need to look at the third letter to sort some of the words.
Blue + (challenge) – Need to go to the fourth letter.
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With the school year winding down its time to get your students motivated to read over the summer. I love the cute display that I found on Pinterest, but there are many other great ideas out there. I've collected a list of ideas/resources. Hope you find them helpful.
1. Make sure your students have a library card or at least know how to get one. You can't get your students to read over the summer if they don't have access to books. The simplest way to do that is to get them to the library. 2. Have the start a summer reading log. There are many great reading logs out there below are a few links to my favorites.Bookworm game by Martha Stewart
Scholastic Reading Log3. Help students create there own summer reading list. Don't just have your students set a goal of how many books they want to read over the summer, let them decide which books they want to read. Reading Rockets has a great summer reading list on there web site. But I think its better if kids make their own list. Preview some books, have your students remember some books that they enjoyed during the year, find books by the same author or on the same topic and have them write down the books that they want to read. Again make sure students know how to use their local public library, how to search for books in the library and how to put books on hold.Here are two different plan sheets for the summer!
4. Be an example Create a summer reading list of your own and share it with your students. Get excited about it and your excitement will spread!
5. Have your students blog what they're reading over the summer. Your students will be excited to be able to keep in touch with their classmates and having them tell about what they are reading will also help to keep their writing skills sharp over the summer. Edublogs is a great resource for students to have a secure place to blog about what they are learning.
If you have any other ideas that you are using in your classrooms I'd love you to leave a comment and share them below!