Word Sort by Grammaropolis
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Word Sort by Grammaropolis is a practical way to practice parts of speech. Kids drag as many words as they can into one of three containers held by the parts of speech within the allotted time. While the information screen for each part of speech describes each in an informative way, examples aren't given. This app is meant for reinforcement and practice to solidify knowledge. The words given to sort are advanced enough to be a challenge for the intended age range. There are three levels to Word Sort, each with a different number of words and phrases to sort at a time. There is a high score list, with high scores from all levels sharing the single list.
What's it about?
Kids drag as many words as they can into the bucket during the time allotted for a part of speech. Kids can "meet" the parts of speech before playing the game by reading a short description of each (for example, Adjective is an orange creature holding an artist's palette). Kids can choose one of three levels, Grammar Champ, Grammar Fiend, or Grammar Master, which changes the speed with which the words fly across the screen. Scores are tracked, and can be shared on Game Center.
Is it any good?
WORD SORT BY GRAMMAROPOLIS is a fast-paced, fun way to learn parts of speech. The three difficulty levels allow play by both kids and adults. Since players are racing against time to match up as many words and phrases to parts of speech as possible, initial reactions can signal what kids really know. However, while the spirit of learning is very apparent, there are a few places where the letter of the law (Get it?) could be followed better. Some of the parts of speech aren't clearly described, which could cause kids to get confused. Also, dragging the words to the correct part of speech doesn't always work smoothly. With these problems fixed, Word Sort could be a great learning tool.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about learning the parts of speech. Have fun and practice parts of speech by making up your own Mad Libs.
Start with a noun/verb sentence and get silly with your kids by adding other parts of speech to elaborate the sentence -- as many adjectives and adverbs as they can think of!
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad|
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: vocabulary, writing clearly|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, memorization|
|Release date:||January 29, 2011|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 3.1.3 or later|