In Morph Sort, the learner uses knowledge of morphemes, such as -ed, -ing, and -er and -est, to sort words. This activity draws attention to the impact of morphemes on word meaning. Reading morphemes accurately is important for reading comprehension and clear written composition.
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Users sort words into categories based on meaning of the ending used on the word. Level B expands on the morpheme units are called inflectional endings. This type of morpheme indicates number (-s), possession (‘s), time (-ed, -ing) and comparison (-er, -est)
An audio icon is available so that users can listen to the category names. As each word appears, users drag the word into the correct category.
Sorting words into categories requires attention to details about words. This is an essential skill when reading words in context.
Words in blue are correct. Words in red are not correct. User can “Try again” to move incorrect words to the correct categories.
Sortegories provides all words sorted correctly after the second try. (mini) This feedback ensures that users complete the activity seeing the correct answers.
Results can show a pattern of understanding of the concepts in the sort. In this snapshot, the pattern suggests the user may not understand the difference between plural and plural possessive. Targeted instruction using the “help” is indicated.
The help information explains the category concepts. Users can refer to the help before, during or after attempting the sort.
In Morph Sort, explanations and images help users understand the meaning of the morphemes used in the sort. Users access the help information by clicking the “?”.