Thursday, July 5, 2012

Word Stress [App Review & Giveaway!]

Good morning, I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July! In honor of the holiday, I am having an app giveaway. The kind people from ARTEL Larsen provided me with a code to review the Word Stress app and 3 codes for me to giveaway to you!

Word Stress is an app that aims to improve students' reading speed and writing skills. This would be a great app for students working on phoneme sounds and sight words as well. You can always tie in sight words with articulation therapy, too! Word Stress is based on a list of the 5,000 most used words in the English language. 
If you choose the book icon on the top of the home screen, you can preview all of the words sorted by frequency (all 4,859 of them!)
The four icons at the bottom of the home screen allows you to set playing options. You or the student can choose the time stress level, how many missing letters, word length, and the size of the word list based on your student's ability. The picture above explains how to use these settings. 
Once you choose your settings and hit GO! you are brought to the game. Here, the full word is shown for a few seconds then shown again with one or two missing letters. Your student has to remember or figure out what letter is missing. This is a great way for kids to work on memory skills. This app keeps score so your students can compete with his/her friends as well as aim to beat their own scores. Great motivational tool!!
Word Stress sells for $.99 in iTunes. Click here to purchase or learn more about this app. Before you purchase... enter to win this great app below! I have 3 codes to give away.... Thanks again, ARTEL Larsen for the giveaway!




 

4 comments:

  1. This would be an app I would share with the special Ed teachers I work with. They would be thrilled!

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  2. I would use this app in direct therapy. I have ideas for using it with individual students as well as in group sessions. My students love the iPad!

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  3. i would adapt the app it into a articulation activity or a sentence formulation activity.

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  4. I too can see utilizing this app with students targeting articulation and language; students could give a definition for a word, make a sentence for the word, name a category that the word belongs to, etc.

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