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*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
What's New in Version 3.0
We have completely re-designed the app. Check out some great features:
- Compatible with the Therapy Report Center
- Add students and manage their progress
- Multiplayer capabilities
I purchased this app quite awhile ago and immediately noticed that it listed irregular verbs in the regular verb column. I contacted the developers and they said they would fix it on their next update. That was several months ago and nothing has changed. It has a select/deselect button so that I can avoid irregular verbs when I only want to work on regular verbs, but they continue to show up even though I did not select them. This is one of the more expensive apps I've purchased and I'm disappointed in the quality of it.
I like using this app to target various verb tenses. There are two modes that you can use, flash cards or find it. A lot of the verbs are hard for kids who can't read to figure out such as learn, give, and look.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 28, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 103 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Smarty Ears, LLC
- © All rights reserved to Smarty Ears, 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.