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MiniMod Parts of Speech

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Skills:Grammar, Visual Discrimination Skills, Parts of Speech

What we like best:

Bingo, multiple-choice questions and images make this app perfect for all kinds of learners.

What you should know:

There's no audio reinforcement or audio to read sentences making this app difficult for non-readers.
Full Review:

From nouns to conjunctions, mastering parts of speech can be tricky for even the brightest kids. MiniMod Parts of Speech helps children hone these skills in an easy-to-use, enjoyable bingo-style format.

Use practice mode to introduce the concept, and as children grasp the parts of speech, move on to single- or multi-player mode to kickstart friendly competition. As kids progress through the app, the parts of speech studied become increasingly difficult. Children are asked to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections as individual skills, using pictures, multiple-choice questions and bingo. The app isn't aesthetically exciting, but the simple design helps keeps kids focused and is a good fit for little learners who have trouble focusing.

Playing with the bingo board isn't only a fun way to learn; it also helps kids to improve visual discrimination skills. If you're hesitant to fork over $8.99 for all the bells and whistles, start with the “lite” version—it features practice and single player options, and half the amount of questions (25 per part of speech, 200 total).

Teacher Features:
The multi-player and score reporting functions makes this perfect for in-class use and keeping track of student progress via email.
Reviewed 2012-09-30 on iPad iOS6 by Vicki Windman

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Price:$3.99 – $8.99
Grade:Fourth Grade
Topic:Reading, Writing
Platform:Apple
Publisher:E. Skills Learning LLC
Standards:Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. L.4.1