Shake-a-Phrase is quite a quirky app, but it is a very fun learning experience!
There are very few apps available in the app store that promote creative writing and assist children to use their imagination and create something from themselves.
The best way to learn English is to write. Creative writing goes a long way in establishing a child's self-determinism and strengthening of their imagination.
Shake-a-Phrase approaches vocabulary, creative writing and grammar learning/practice in three very unique ways. First is the “shake it” mode. This creates quirky, random sentences filled with vocabulary words. Tapping on any individual words provides a quick definition so your student can learn new words quickly.
“Story Starter” is exactly what it suggests. It's a writing prompt for creative story telling, allowing your student's imagination can take over. This mode also provides new vocabulary words that can be quickly defined within the app itself.
“Quiz Me” is a unique grammar tutor. It provides a random sentence and asks the student to identify the verbs, nouns, conjunctions, adjectives, and other parts of speech.
A really fantastic app for budding writers and kids who need to increase vocabulary and learn grammar. Hey! That's every child.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.