The humble card sort has slowly crept into each of my Earth Science units. I utilize card sorts to quickly check student understanding and with a little direction, enable students to self-assess. While I create and share card sorts on Teachers Pay Teachers, you can absolutely make your own! This post will detail how to make your own card sort, create levels differentiation, and how to keep the cards organized. There is also a free PowerPoint card sort template so that you can start creating your own card sorts without the hassle of formatting.
If you are new to card sorts and want to see an example, take a look at my Seismic Wave Card Sort. Otherwise, let’s get started!