It is so important to find fun ways to introduce or review the concept of sorting. This Then and Now Sort Printable will be the perfect way to get your students to introduce sorting skills while also incorporating a little social studies. You can also use this printable in your creative writing centers.
Then and Now Sort Printable contains two headers- one to indicate the past and one to indicate the present. And then sorting cards (9 cards for the present and 9 cards for the past with 18 cards total).
Getting Then and Now Sort Printable Ready
Choose which time period (then or now) you will start with and set out the appropriate header and sorting cards you would like to use. Print them on cardstock and laminate so that this center can be used year after year.
Supplies Needed for Then and Now Sort:
- Scissors or Paper Trimmer
- Plastic Pencil Cases or Ziploc bags for storage
- Then and Now Sort Printable (download below!)
Doing Then and Now Sort Printable
Students will start the activity by placing all four of the sorting headers out on the table or floor.
Students will place the sorting cards in a pile next to the header. You can also send a copy of this home with your students to reinforce learning skills.
They will choose one card at a time and place on the corresponding header. This student chose to lay the game out and sorted the appropriate cards beneath the appropriate headers.
Students can also use the Then and Now sort chart in addition to sorting the cards out. Or you can use these for sentence starters.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy Then and Now Sort Printable to use in your classroom this year!