A quick example of Sort It--a linchpin activity for rapidly teaching multiple phonics spellings at once from the Reading Simplified approach. In Sort It, students read words of a target sound, such as /oa/. Then they sort those words by spelling (i.e., o, o_e, ow, oa, oe) and write them in the relevant column. For instance, the word "coat" is written under the spelling "oa." As they write the words, they also say each sound as they write it. This multi-sensory activity serves as a graphic organizer to help students store lots of information hooked to the one sound. Also, the Key Sentence (i.e., "Go home to show the boat to Joe") helps students more rapidly memorize Advanced Phonics (i.e., long vowels, diphthongs, and other vowel digraphs).