*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
Update to iOS 12
Ratings and Reviews
The pictures on this app are quite nice...for the present tense. unfortunately they do not depict the past tense well In addition, it would have been nice to have different pics to show the past the past tense...this is confusing to my students.
My students and I are really bothered by the "duck voice" at the start of the app. It's an annoying voice. In fact I know folks who have not purchased this app because of this voice.
For present tense verbs, this app is fine and there are many verbs from which to choose.
This a great app to work on verbs. I like that you can do flash cards or find it. The flash cards lets you hear all three tense forms in words, phrases or sentences. In Find it you can find one or all three forms in a field of four pics. I think there should be a next button on the Find it section. I would review some of the pics chosen as there are some that I feel could be better represented. Two that I think could use immediate changes would be choke and touch and instead use something along the lines of someone holding throat for choke and someone touching a flower or other object. Overall, I like the app but it would really be amazing if you had pics to represent each tense form. That kind of visual would be so helpful to the kids we work with. But I do understand that is a huge undertaking, but still something to consider over time. It would most likely be accomplished with professional pics or artwork instead of stock photos.
I love the simplicity of this app. It targets what I need it to while motivating my kiddos at the same time simply because it's on an iPad. It's great that I can choose exactly which verbs I want to target so it works for my entire caseload. Would definitely recommend this for your speech app arsenal!
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- Smarty Ears, LLC
- 74.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © All rights reserved to Smarty Ears, 2011
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.