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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 meaning, and syntax rules that shape how we use the word–the better reader you will become. Nine activities provide practice for each layer of information we need to learn about words.
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.