Word sets for alphabetical sorting

Short sets of words for alphabetic sorting.   These can be used with literacy or ESOL learners.  I found they worked well at the beginning of each session while learners were still arriving into the class.  They work well as individual or pairs exercises.

The first set works best when each list is cut up and laminated as individual words in each group, so learners can sort them kinaesthetically.  

The second set are best printed and cut up into groups so learners can write the order number.  This is obviously harder to do  and is not kinaesthetic.   Suitable for higher level learners or as an extension exercise for differentiation.

Physical format
4 page PDF with 8 sets of 6 cards for manual sorting and for 'reading' sorting.
2 page PDF with answers, mapping and teaching notes