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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