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Sortegories is a web-based practice tool based on the principle that the more you know about a word—the sounds, the letters that represent the sounds, the meanings, and syntax rules that shape how we use the word—the better reader you will become. Nine activities provide practice in three main areas of literacy skill development: encoding and decoding, vocabulary, and vocabulary in context. Words that can be spelled from the Sortegories carefully sequenced sound-to-spelling correspondences are the basis for the words students read in the activities. In this way, Sortegories activities are both speech-to-print and print-to-speech. The goal is to practice words composed of the target sounds throughout the nine activities. New sounds and letters are added in each module; the cumulative and interleaved practice in subsequent lessons secures learning in students’ long-term memory. This type of practice builds accuracy and fluency with new and previously introduced sounds and letters.
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Click an activity below to try a demo version from Level A. These demos span all six Level A modules.
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Sortegories provides activity-specific built-in content help, glossaries, and corrective feedback. A few features are used in all activities. These features help to create a fun, interactive experience for the users, while providing valuable feedback for educators.
At the beginning of each activity, Sortegories users choose a pet — a dog or a cat — to feed for every correct answer. This makes it fun to get answers right!
Users can feed one pet at a time or all of them at once. Getting answers right means more pets to feed.
Sortegories users receive ribbons to indicate mastery-level performance: 100% earns a blue ribbon. 90% earns a red ribbon. 80% earns a gold ribbon.
A blue ribbon means 100%.
A printable screen makes it possible to keep a record of performance.
Notice that this user got all of the answer correct, but had some answers “past time.” This user could do the activity to improve automaticity. Practice makes perfect.