Grammar Pop Winterfest, by HPHLP, is a creative, wintry way to learn grammar! Sentences are presented, and after the students read the sentence, they tap the part of speech that matches to the word in the sentence. Each part of speech is a different color. As a teacher, I really liked the learning mode, where there is no timer. However, in this mode the score is not saved.
Students can read the strategy section to help them get started. There is a tutorial on each of the parts of speech, including advanced parts like gerund, participle and infinitive; well expanding the range of students finding the use of this app useful. A definition is given, an explanation and an example. The game can be reset to retry previous levels. There are badges for achievements for each of the parts of speech.
Parents will love this also, as a way to brush up on explanations as their children are working. I loved how students could choose from three different levels including easy, intermediate and advanced creating differentiated lessons with no extra planning. The accompanying website has examples for teachers and another app called Grammar Pop HD. There are also the Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing podcasts that talk about proper English grammar, creating a way to further integrate this app into your lesson planning. Get this in the app store for $1.99.
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Ann Francis is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad. Visit Ann at iPadBrainology and on twitter @ipadbrainolgy