Last Updated: September 3, 2016
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Grammar games for kids are a new way to engage and entertain, while learning the fundamental essentials of reading and writing. With the help of kids grammar apps, a child will learn how to express themselves correctly and unambiguously, so that they can talk to everyone, native or non-native English speakers, with a natural ease. The brain has a wonderful property that helps it rearrange garbled letters and decipher the correct meaning of the sentence, but there are still rules to be followed if we want to make sure other people will understand us every time. These rules are called “grammar” and for kids, grammar games are just a fun way to practice learning.
Speech with Milo: Nouns
* Featured as one of "The Top 5 Apps in 2013" in Center for Digital Education
* As seen in ADVANCE magazine
* Created by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech with Milo apps have been downloaded over 350,000 times to improve language skills.
Speech with Milo: Nouns will facilitate communication and creative sharing of videos between service providers and parents. “Nouns” uses the iPad’s camera feature as a substitute for a mirror, while simultaneously displaying the stimulus word on the iPad. This allows the child to be a part of the stimulus word presentation. The child can practice the word displayed while watching him/herself, and the therapist can record and save a video of the child speaking. This video can be safely shared with a parent, teacher, or other service provider.
Nouns was created to increase vocabulary skills (mainly common objects, places, people, etc.) in early language learners.
*Please note that the iPad 1 does not have a front facing camera so the child’s image will not be displayed. You will only be able to see the pictures of the nouns.
There are many, many uses for these features so that you can make therapy engaging and interactive. For example, when a picture of a frog is displayed, the child can pretend to be a frog and say “ribbit.” When a picture of a pizza is displayed, you can pretend to “eat” the pizza and encourage the child to imitate. These videos can be shared as examples of the child’s speech, a way to model therapy for follow-up with parents, or to assign homework.
Here are some ways you can use this app in therapy.
Increase noun vocabulary
Increase utterance length (expand to phrases and sentences- )
Increase imitation skills
Work on pretending
Answer questions (Y/N, “Wh”)
Provide immediate feedback by playing the video
Recording and Sharing Videos
You can record a video by pressing the record button in the top right hand corner of the main interactive pages.
Press the record button again to stop recording. You can record a series of words in one video.
Save by typing in a title.
Access the videos either from the interactive pages you are currently working in or the home page by pressing the “Your Videos” button.
A list of your currently saved videos are displayed.
Playback the video by clicking on the title
Share the video by clicking the share button and choose method of sharing (e.g. by email).
An email with a link to the video is automatically created. Type in the email address of the person you want to share it with and click send.
The person receiving the email link can click on the video and it will playback in any browser.
You can delete videos in your list at any time by clicking edit.
There are two adjustable settings in this app.
You can turn off the word that is spoken.
You can turn off the text that is displayed with the picture.
*Video sharing is confidential and COPPA compliant.
Jumbled Sentences 4
'Jumbled Sentences' series is designed for beginners to improve their writing skills. This app offers an easy and interactive way for beginners to learn the word order in a fun way. 'OK' button allows you to do self-checking on your own and get the correct answer without anyone's help.
How to play:
Put the parts in order to form a sentence. Tap on 'OK' to check your answer. You can earn one coin for each correct answer. If you get stuck, tap on 'Hint' and use one coin to find out the next correct part. Play as fast as you can to level up. The more coins you collect, the more hints or stickers you can get. You can design your own sticker page with the colourful stickers you collect.
"Jumbled Sentences 4"
3 challenging levels:
-Level 1: rearranging jumbled words to make sentences with picture clues
-Level 2: rearranging jumbled words with one or more extra words to make sentences with picture clues
-Level 3: rearranging jumbled words with one or more extra words to make sentences without picture clues
Presented by: Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School
Powered by: Innovative Net Learning Limited
** The project is funded by the Education Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - "Pilot Scheme on e-Learning in Schools".
*Featured on iTunes under the Educational Games category in 2013*
***"My students and I really enjoy working on sentence and grammar skills with Sentence Ninja. The app quickly captures their attention with the colorful Ninjas, and the tasks are presented in a hierarchical fashion to build upon skills mastered. There are plenty of customization options to meet individual learner needs. I appreciate the color coded cues given during tasks. My students love recording their sentences and tracking their progress." The Appy Ladies***
Sentence Ninja is a multi-player multi-level app designed to improve sentence structure skills in children and adults. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Sentence Ninja uses a fun Ninja theme to engage clients in their learning while teaching word order. Easily customizable to fit nearly every need, Sentence Ninja is a great addition to the therapy toolbox.
Created to facilitate an understanding of how correct word order impacts sentence structure, Sentence Ninja has 39 levels ranging from simple phrases to complex sentences. Each phrase or sentence has a corresponding picture. Sentence Ninja is designed to teach and reinforce the grammar rules of the English language for children, English language learners, and adults requiring rehabilitation.
When playing Sentence Ninja, the active player is depicted by a ninja figure walking across stepping stones. Players waiting to take their turn are depicted on the side of the page. With each turn, a new picture is displayed with the phrase or sentence words shown on various pieces of paper. The player will drag the words, in order, to the sentence strip at the bottom of the page. If the sentence is not correct, the words will return to their position on the picture. When done with the session, a simple tap on the done button brings the user to the reports center.
From the report center, a tap on the avatar of the client brings up the choice of report cards or awards and points. The awards and points center is a great way to help clients see the scores and any awards they have won throughout the game. Report cards are kept for each session and available to track progress monitoring over time. Sentence Ninja also includes several worksheets of various skill levels that are easily printed or emailed.
Sentence Ninja has many customization choices from the “select a player” screen and from within each target page. The facilitator can choose to record the students saying the sentences, display hints, automatically increase in complexity, or turn on color coding cues. In addition, the facilitator can select the “customize word list” to select/deselect item choices.
Sentence Ninja has the following features:
•39 levels of increasing difficulty and skill levels
•Up to 5 players
•Receptive and expressive Language skills
•Data Collection over time for each student
•Compatibility with Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and progress monitoring
Author: Susan Rose Simms, MA, CCC-SLP
Designer: Barbara Fernandes, MS, CCC-SLP
Pronoun Heroes is an engaging way to teach inspiring superheroes the use of pronouns. Created by certified speech-language pathologists and developed by Smarty Ears Apps, Pronoun Heroes teaches and reinforces the use of pronouns in multiple ways. The comic superhero theme is sure to delight players of all ages, while the skills targeted and the data compilation delights the busy SLP.
A multi-level, multi-player app, Pronoun Heroes consists of four (4) activities to teach and reinforce pronoun usage. Pronoun Heroes targets multiple types of pronouns (e.g., personal subjective, personal objective, demonstrative, possessives, and reflexive) and includes 19 different pronouns. Two of the four activities allow the adult to customize targeted pronouns to tailor the therapy session specifically for the clientele.
How to Use
When playing Pronoun Heroes, the active player is shown at the top of the screen. If there are multiple players, the active player changes with each screen change. Along with the avatar picture, a row of icons will be displayed as a visual representation of that player’s correct answers. When the activity is completed, a tap on the “done” button, brings the app back to the activity page.
There are four different areas in Pronoun Heroes.
• Where is the Pronoun:
In this section, the user can select either words or phrases. In words, the user is shown four superheroes each holding a sign. The player chooses the sign with the pronoun. In the phrases activity, the user is given a segmented sentence and asked to tap on the word that is the pronoun.
• Which one is not a Pronoun?
In this section, the user is shown the four superheroes each holding a sign. The player is to choose the sign that does NOT have a pronoun. This allows the individual to have discussions on negation and other language elements.
• Find the Picture
In this customizable section, the user is shown a pronoun and two pictures. The player is to tap on the picture that best depicts the pronoun. This section is customizable by tapping on the settings button to choose the pronouns to target. Customizing allows the individual to tailor the lesson by selecting one or more than one app to be worked on during that session.
• Let’s use Pronouns!
In this customizable section, the user is shown a picture of a real-life event and given a sentence. One of the words in the sentence is missing, and the player must drag-and-drop the correct pronoun into the space.
Pronoun Heroes allows individuals to select one, or more than one, pronoun to be targeted in two of its four activities. By tailoring the targeted pronouns, the app can easily move between teaching individual pronouns to progress monitoring overall learning.
Common Core State Standards
Correct pronoun usage is a requirement of the Common Core State Standards required in most states. By grade 1, students are expected to know and use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.D)3. By grade two, students are expected to be able to use reflexive pronouns (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.C)4. By grade three, students are to be able to ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement, as well as know and use possessive pronouns (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.F and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.D) 5. Pronoun Heroes is a great way to address those Common Core State Standards.
Pronoun Heroes includes the following features:
• Single or Multi-player platform
• High-quality photos showing real-life scenes for easy carryover of skills
• Fun comic book superhero theme to ensure engagement
• Ability to use the app for screening or teaching
• Data Collection over time for each student
• Compatibility with Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and progress monitoring
*iPractice Verbs was featured at Macworld.com Magazine in 2011.
**iPractice Verbs was amongst the top 200 Educational iPad apps on iTunes in September, 2011.
iPractice Verbs is an app developed to help children learn and practice basic English verbs in a variety of levels (word, phrase, sentence) and tense forms (present, present progressive & past tense). iPractice Verbs was designed by a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist to serve as a tool for children with language delays and as a tool for children and adults learning English as a second language. iPractice Verbs is very intuitive to use and it is compatible with the Therapy Report Center ( A FREE caseload management application).
iPractice Verbs allows for multiplayer activities and it contains two activities: Flashcard & Find it. This app contains over 158 regular & irregular verbs in the present, present progressive, and past tense with corresponding high quality images and audio (totaling to over 1000 stimuli). Practicing verbs and verb tenses has never been so easy or intuitive.
iPractice Verbs also allows for practice at different levels: word, phrase, and sentence levels with the flexibility to select which verbs are to be practiced. There are two modes on iPractice verbs: “Flashcards” and “Find it”.
The primary purpose of “Flashcards” is to practice learning the verbs at the word, phrase or sentence level.
“Find it” on the other hand, is a multiple choice game for selecting corresponding images. When playing practice Verbs on Find it mode, children must select the correct corresponding image in order to advance to the next word/phrase/sentence. If the incorrect image is selected the choices are narrowed and the student is encouraged to “try again”; this way we maximize student success and learning. The "find it" activity was designed to help students practice the techniques of listening in a variety of situations (e.g., focusing attention, reflecting, interpreting, analyzing, responding to messages).
iPractice Verbs also includes two features that will keep students motivated: a built-in reward system that give student cards as they practice and a certificate of mastery.
Practicing verbs is a standard for children from Kindergarten through third grade (Texas State Standard). iPractice Verbs contains verbs at the word, phrase and sentence levels and it can be used with children to gain/increase of "grammar when speaking such as using subject-verb agreement, complete sentences, and correct tense" (Texas State Standard). Practicing verbs and using correct verb tense is a state standard for all grade levels in Virginia (Language Arts SOLS K.2, 1.2, 2.1, 3.2, 3,11, 4.8, 5.9, 6.7, 7.9, 8.8, 9.7, 10.8, and 11.8). Using a developmentally appropriate vocabulary including verbs and verb tenses is a North Dakota Standard of Learning for Kindergarten through fifth grade (Language Arts: K.4.1, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.6.3, 5.6.3). Using correct grammar in writing is a North Dakota Standard of Learning for sixth through ninth grade (Language Arts: 6.3.10, 7.3.9, 8.3.11, 9.6.2, 9.3.10).
1.Contains regular and irregular verbs
2.158 verbs at the word, phrase & sentence level
3.It includes present, present progressive & past tense options
4.Voice recording available
5.Built-in audio for all verbs
6.Compatible with the Therapy Report Center
8.Track correct & incorrect responses
9.Players are advanced manually to give user flexibility
11.Built-in homework sheets
12.Print, email or export results
13.Built-in reward system with prizes
14.Backup and restore data via iTunes file sharing
Grammar Jammers Primary Editio...
Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, Grades K-5
Catchy animated songs and rhymes make English language arts exciting! Grammar Jammers animations will have you tapping your toes to the beat while learning grammar usage and mechanics. Each animation unlocks a quiz. Answer all the quiz questions for all the Grammar Jammers topics and unlock an interactive reward.
Grammar Jammers is also available in Elementary and Middle Editions.
All the Grammar Jammers are perfect for use in classrooms or at home for extra practice. A reset feature allows for the data to be cleared and the game to be re-set, ready for the next user.
Grammar Jammers Primary Edition includes unique animations and quiz questions on the following topics:
Download Grammar Jammers Primary Edition and get jamming!
Learning English Grammar? Confusing? Tricky? Boring? Well, not anymore! Grammarman finally makes the leap from the comic page to your iPhone in his first ever-app. Whether you study English, teach English or just love English, Grammarman is the hero for you.
It’s far more than grammar though - teaching and testing everything from idioms to tenses, spelling to punctuation and adjectives to articles.
Check out the free Phonetics Focus Zone on the web:
++Check out the free 30-idiom English Idioms Interactive web version here (Flash required): http://bit.ly/1zdssS4
20 EXCITING GRAMMARMAN COMIC ADVENTURES
Engaging, colourful and packed with fun! Grammarman and his friends, Syntax the alien and Alpha-bot the android, need your help in the battle against bad English. 100s of quiz QUESTIONS, STUDY TIPS and handy HINTS to help you in your quest for better English grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Each comic ends with a challenge and you’re invited to help Grammarman save the day.
ALPHA-BOT’S HANDY HINTS
Each comic has a different learning focus. Alpha-bot provides related tips and advice for IMPROVING key English skills.
STUDY WITH SYNTAX
Practice makes PERFECT, and Syntax has a self-study exercise (with answer key) to match each comic.
SUPER REVIEW QUIZ
Grammarman's ultimate TEST and your opportunity to show you’ve understood what you’ve READ and LEARNED in his comic adventures. The quiz tests 20 different areas of English and gives you feedback to direct you to the right episode for further practice. What rank will Grammarman award you? Do you have the makings of a superhero? You can save and SHARE your CERTIFICATE with your friends and family!
The custom-written mini-dictionary supports readers of all levels; the glossary lists and defines potentially problematic words and phrases from each comic. 100s of WORDS and PHRASES to learn, practise and master. Plus, you can see them all used in context in the comics.
Test your English and PUZZLE-SOLVING skills with Grammarman’s Quick Quizzes. Perfect 10-minute workouts for your brain!
KEY English AREAS the app covers:
Idioms, Tenses, Spelling, Adjectives and Adjective order, Extreme adjectives, Uncountable nouns, Compound nouns, Punctuation, Commonly-confused words, Articles, Adverbs of frequency, Present perfect, Defining relative clauses, Anagrams, Codes, Modals of obligation & ‘Used to’.
WORKS on TWO LEVELS
The app is designed to work on two levels. Simply enjoy reading the comic adventures purely for the story, OR, study the text, dialogues and scenes more closely, looking for clues, mistakes, answers or whatever is required to solve the puzzles. Both ways combine to make this one of the most engaging ways to improve your English. Ideal for self-study or as part of classroom-based, teacher-led activities.
***MORE APPS to IMPROVE your English:
- Phonetics Focus (Winner of the English-Speaking Union President’s Award!)
- English Sounds: Pronunciation & Phonetics
- English Idioms Interactive Explore > Express > Enjoy
- Phonetics Showdown There’s a new phonetics sheriff in town!
Grammarman is also available as an iPad app. Great for learning grammar + much more on your 'big-screen' device!
The Grammarman apps are a joint creation by award-winning mobile education developers, Cambridge English Online Ltd, and the popular Grammarman Comic series.
Take a look on the ‘Cambridge English Online’ developer page for more great teaching and learning apps.
*Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or suggestions.
Fun English (SE): Language Les...
English Language Learning Games for Kids. Educational activities teach kids to read, speak & spell in English.
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FUN ENGLISH EXPLAINED
Fun English combines a structured English language course with engaging and entertaining games.
Our English language course is divided into lessons. Each English lesson teaches core vocabulary and presents words in several contexts to assist learning and retention.
Fun English uses male and female voices with both American and English accents. The voices use different tones and expressions so that learners can pick up on the subtleties of pronunciation.
Each game is unique, meaning your child will enjoy playing, and learn more of the English language.
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