iPractice Verbs is a multi-player app from Smarty Ears developed to help our students learn tense forms for verbs.
The app features two activities (flashcards and find it) for 158 regular and irregular verbs. The app allows practice in present, present progressive and past tense verb forms. You can select which level your student will practice: word, phrase, or sentence.
The Flashcards are basic practice at whichever level of difficulty you select. I like the ability to select specific words to target.
The Find it game is a multiple choice game for selecting the right image for the given verb. After you touch the right image create a sentence to describe it.
There is a built in reward system with the stars across the top of the game. Students earn cards with different points. You can print certificates.
The app includes data collection with the ability to print, email, or export results.
Built in homework sheets give SLPs easy access to print and go materials.
Pros: iPractice Verbs targets verbs in both the expressive and receptive format. My students loved the format of the Find It activity, while I loved targeting both the receptive and expressive verb forms simultaneously. One huge advantage of this app is the ability to selecting specific words for each student to target. This helps SLPs track growth over time in a systematic way.
Cons: The voices are different for Word/Phrase/Sentence and the volume of the recordings varied making some voices (the man’s voice) hard to hear. I wish they used one voice for each recording.
Smarty Ears provided me with a copy of this app. The opinions and review are my opinion.
The cost is currently $9.99. To enter to win a copy of the app enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
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Lindsey Albrecht says
So many of my students have goals that this app would be perfect to use to address them. There’s nothing like a great new app!
Beth Spencer says
Grammar, in particular irregular verbs, is something that I target constantly in my neck of the woods. Thanks for the giveaway!
Kelly B. says
Great – always looking for new ways to target irregular verbs!!
I would use this with my students who have language goals addressing verbs/grammar.
jordan laine says
Love this as an add-on to my collection of materials for targeting verbs. The iPad is so motivating for many of my students, I absolutely love apps that let me easily implement technology into my sessions!
Beth Voegeli says
This app looks great. I am always looking for new ways to teach the different tenses of verbs.
Erica Gonani says
LOVE the built-in homework sheets!
Diane Brooks says
Looks like great practice for my students.
looks great- thanks for the info
i would use this at all of my schools
T Sullivan Scott says
I just looked at this app last night and put it on my itunes wish list! Make my wish come true!
Erica G. says
This looks like a great fun and motivating way to work on verb tense. I like the feature that allows you to select which verbs you want to target.
What a great app for my students. I love their products.
Kim Hovey says
I would use this app for extra practice after introducing the target verb form. I like that there are real photos, as most apps use cartoony figures.
Annie Polizzi Doyle says
I love the quantity of verbs addressed and the homework pages! That is fabulous! I agree though, the voice should be consistent!
Thanks for the detailed review. I am big fan of the Smarty Ears Custom Boards app and know I would love this one too.
these apps look awesome! I’m going to look at their other products too!
My students would love this app!
Jenni Cheek says
Excited about this app for two reasons. 1) looking for apps to share with classroom teachers for grammar practice during intervention sessions, and 2) always on the lookout for good, new verb practice for therapy sessions. Looks like a good one!
Sara Davis says
I have several kiddos who have goals for verbs. I love how this app targets various verb tenses. Looks awesome!
I just added this app to my wish list! It looks like a great app from Smarty Ears!
Trisha Manns says
I work on these skills all the time! This would be a great addition to my app collection:)
I’m always looking for new materials for verb tensing. Need to keep things fresh!