Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn

There are so many ways to learn with chapter books. I love that you can be flexible with them. We have been loving doing the Magic Tree House book activities.

Today I have a fun sorting activity with nouns and verbs. This is a great way to explore more about the words you are reading.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

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We are on the second book in the series: The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, No. 2).

It is a great book to get a look into what life was like during the middle ages. There are so many words you can learn about with these books.

We thought it would be fun to do a little activity with some of the words. We picked a few nouns and verbs from the book to work on learning and using. Now the fun part is that you can do this without having read the book

All the nouns are things you find in medieval history. So loads of fun. Plus the verbs are all from the book and have a mix of verbs some of which are sight words. There are 10 cards of each type. You can see some example of some of the nouns below.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is a fun sorting mat. This mat has a noun on one side and verb on the other. This is a great hands-on way to work on learning the types of words. If you plan on using this a lot I recommend that you laminate the mat and cards.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

And lastly, there is a writing page. This lets you take a random noun and random verb and write a sentence with them. You can see the sheet we use for that here.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we use the Castle Sorting Noun and Verbs

I love sensory bins so I put one together with Days of Old Toob, the Knight Toob, and rice. Then I mixed in our noun and verb cards.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

She pulled out the card and told me if it was a noun or verb and put it on the mat where it went. I also asked if she might remember the word from the book.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she sorted the cards to the mat. We talked about all the words and how we saw them in the book.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com

After the cards were sorted we did a writing activity. We took to random cards from the piles and then wrote about the cards. I had some that were present tense and past tense. And we talked about which word she would like to use for the verbs if she could. It was fun to see the sentences she came up.

Free Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - a fun way to work on words from the book plus learning learning to read skills with writing - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the free Castle Sorting Nouns & Verbs

  • Castle Sorting Mat with noun and verb
  • 10 nouns and 10 verbs
  • 1 writing sheets
Free Castle Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn - 10 sorting cards for each with a matching mat plus a writing activity as well. - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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1 Response to Castle Themed Sorting Noun & Verbs with Knight at Dawn

  1. Cerys says:

    I love the writing prompt sheet to go with this. Great way to think about incorporating the grammar into a creative writing exercise

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