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.