Shake a Phrase

Shake a Phrase

Age Scale:  8-14

Device:  iPod, iPhone, or iPad

Bottom Line:  Grammar Gone Good

What Educators Need to Know:

Shake a Phrase has three modes:  Shake It!, Quiz Me!, and Story Starter.  Shake It! provides a sentence that uses advance vocabulary.  Students can touch unknown words to uncover the part of speech and definition.  You can save and share your favorites.  I used this mode and had students rewrite the sentences using plain language.  The Story Starter mode produces a similar sentence without an ending.  Again, students can click on the words they don’t know to help them understand the sentence.  Then they would finish the sentence and write a story (which would prove they understood the words).  Quiz Me is just as it indicates:  a quiz.  Students are required to “Tap on the Nouns” or Verbs, or Adjectives.  The menu allows teachers to control which parts of speech to use on the quiz.  So, for example, if you were focusing on nouns in your lessons, you could turn Verbs and Adjectives to OFF.    Overall, Shake a Phrase is very simple, but you could use it to tier your lessons .   Some students could be practicing and learning with the Shake It feature.  You could assess with the Quiz Me mode.  You could extend learning with the Story Starter.

Price:  $.99 at the time of review

Shake-a-Phrase: Fun With Words and Sentences - Artgig Studio