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Winner - 2012 Best Language Development App - Technology in Special Education
Finalist - Best Education App of 2012 - Best Apps Ever
Rainbow Sentences is designed to help students improve their ability to construct grammatically correct sentences by using color coded visual cues. The who, what, where, and why parts of sentences are color coded to help students recognize and understand how combinations of these parts create basic sentence structure.
Students will learn how to recognize the parts of sentences such as nouns, verbs, and prepositions, improve their understanding of how combinations of these parts create basic sentence structure. Students have the opportunity to record their sentences in their own voice to improve their receptive and expressive language skills.
Rainbow Sentences offers a unique environment for improving a student's ability to create grammatically correct sentences.
-168 images to create sentence from
-Intuitive drag and drop to create sentences
-Words are spoken as they are being dragged for non readers
-Words can be color coded for added visual support
-Word groups can be selected to simplify sentence construction
-6 levels of sentence complexity
-Pictograph lessons to help students learn proper sentence construction
-Record feature allows students to record sentences in their own voice
-Save and email recorded sentences
-Students earn puzzle pieces during play to encourage continued play
-Puzzles come to life once level is complete
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires iPad 5.1 software update
Mobile Education Tools is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 3-6, 6-10
Categories: Special Needs, Education
Updates for iOS11
Ratings and Reviews
This app is fantastic in that it can be adjusted to fit any level. The word grouping, difficulty levels and the ability to use line color and word color coding or turn them off is amazing! I have a 5 yo with autism and a typical 7 yo and they both are learning a LOT from this app. The cartoon art is engaging, funny and well done. They adore that the reward is a puzzle that animates at the end. I am thrilled at the reporting system and the ability to record the sentence, which gets them to practice reading aloud.
The only thing I would improve on is the reward system... making the child place the puzzle piece instead of it placing itself, and making the correct answer "That's right" into a variety of praise statements, like "Great job!" or "outstanding!" and maybe making more reward puzzles. The puzzles take a long time to finish and a couple more per level would be extra motivating... they are just that awesome. Also, having an option to auto-advance to the next level would be great! Keep making apps like these! They are so worthwhile.
Excellent App for school setting and home practice
Rainbow Sentences is a great app that allows children to learn the structuring of sentences on three levels with audio, word color and word grouping. From a teacher standpoint, this app is a great reinforcer to the 5 W's of Writing...Who, What, Where, When and Why. The lesson example that it uses if the child is struggling is both accurate and easy to understand. The difficulty of each level increases as the child masters a sentence structure concept. It records the child's progress and allows for emailing to parents or teachers. The ability to choose if the child should use word grouping, color grouping or color word lines is great because it lends itself well to lesson scaffolding. I love that it will read the sentence out loud to you so that you can hear if your sentence makes sense. It also allows the child to record the sentence after they get it right. This will help children who are auditory learners and for children like my stepson who have visual impairments.
As an elementary school English as a second language teacher, I find that many of Mobile Education Stores' apps are great. I use Rainbow Sentences because it has students think carefully about constructing grammatically correct sentences in a colorful and playful way. In the settings menu the teacher can scaffold the sentence building so that beginning kindergarteners all the way up to around the end of second grade level students can be challenged and successful. When the students correctly answer, there are some funny animated characters that come out and cheer for them. Likewise, there are words of encouragement if they answer incorrectly. The app has a statistics page so you can monitor the students' progress. One problem I have with the app is that you cannot go from a sentence that you are building to the settings or statistics page until/unless you correctly build the sentence. This creates unnecessary hassle if you want to quickly check-in on a student's progress or change the difficulty.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.