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Apps for Working on Sentences, plus a GIVEAWAY!

Published April 17, 2014 12:14 PM by Alexandra Streeter

When I have a few minutes left at the end of a session,  I LOVE to use apps that target sentence structure. Here are some of my favorites:

Fun with Verbs and Sentences: Hamaguchi.  ($15.99 in the App Store.)


This app is one of my favorites. The child chooses a character, an action, and an object, (such as  " boy is catching a bubble".)  After choosing, the child watches an animated movie of the sentence, gets to record and listen. Even my little preschoolers enjoy this one!

I am LOVING Sentence Builder from Abi Talk ($4.99 in the app store). There are three levels, in which children create sentences about a picture using scrambled words.  Non-readers can hear recordings of the words and put them in order, readers of course read the words. My favorite feature is the ability to use your own pictures and create the scrambled sentences. My students love to build sentences describing funny animal pictures (that I find through Google images.)



Language Builder by Mobile Education ($9.99) in the app store, helps students understand sentences, create sentences with increasing independence through a cueing hierarchy, and improve expressive language by recording and playing back the sentence.


Do you have favorite apps or strategies to work on creating sentences? Please comment on the ADVANCE webpage or the ADVANCE Facebook page, and your name will be submitted to win a free copy of the Abi Talk Sentence Builder!

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I really enjoy the sentence builder app from Mobile Education Store.

Emily Cooper April 28, 2014 11:27 AM

I love the Language Builder app because students love to hear their voice recorded! It is extremely motivating!

Becky Kopera April 27, 2014 1:25 PM
Chicago IL

I like sentence ninja and sentence workout but don't have the sentence builder yet!!  Would love to have it!

Jennifer, Speech Therapy - Owner, NW Speech Therapy April 27, 2014 1:21 PM

I have found success with the Jumbled Sentences apps, there are 7 levels, with each one having 3 levels a piece. I have only used the first 3 so far, but the students have been successful with the picture prompt ant choosing the words and sequencing them in the correct order. Plus, the apps were free when I downloaded them!

Katherine Schmiel, Speech pathology - Speech pathologist, WSWHE BOCES April 25, 2014 3:31 PM
Hudson Falls NY

Rainbow Sentences, Sentence Ninja, Sentence Workout, and Actions in Videos are also great applications for working on sentence structure.  I don't have Sentence Builder yet!

Karen, Pediatrics - CCC-SLP, Schools April 25, 2014 2:30 PM
Acworth GA

I love the AbiTalk apps and have several students that are working on organizing thoughts and using grammar correctly.

Brenda , Schools - MA, CCC-SLP, Grand Haven Public Schools April 25, 2014 11:00 AM
Grand Haven MI

I like using the iLearn app for vocabulary and grammar, language development, with the lower students.

Lacey Hoff, SLP April 25, 2014 9:26 AM
Cottage Grove MN

I would love to have the Sentence Builder app!

Sheila, Teacher April 25, 2014 9:19 AM
Middleton TN

I like to use the apps Storymaker and have used the lite, free version of Sentence Builder to construct sentences. I would love to get the full version of Sentence Builder to use with my students.

Dara April 24, 2014 6:34 PM

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