Activity Information

Sort into Order Worksheet Maker

activity information

Level: Any

Skills: Reading, Writing.

Target Language: Spelling of vocabulary items or ordered position of items in the context of a wider list.

Activity Goal: Check ability to sort alphabetically or understand meaning by sorting into an order of degrees.


Summary: This worksheet maker creates a worksheet with unsorted words in the left-hand column. Students must sort the words into the correct order and write them in the right-hand column.


Example Usage:

  1. Distribute worksheets.
  2. Students work individually to complete.

Notes and Ideas:

  • Alphabetical sorting can be used to reinforce spelling or introduce the concept of alphabetization.
  • Custom order sorting can be used in ESL to check student comprehension of a list of adjectives. For example, temperature words (freezing, cold, warm, hot), adverbs of frequency (never, rarely, sometimes, always), or the order of words in a typical conversation.
  • Custom order sorting can also be used to teach non-language content such as the order of the planets in the solar system, sorting mathematical fractions from smallest to largest, or sorting historical events by date of occurence.
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