Smarty Ears has recently released a new app called Verb Quest. It’s cute, kid-friendly, and has a fun witch theme. So many of my students have difficulty understanding verbs. Having an app that targets verbs specifically is great for addressing these skills and collecting good data.
Check it out!
Tap “play” on the home screen to get started and add players.
Choose the level at which you’d like each player to work by tapping modify. There are 20 levels that include simple, irregular, past/present/future, progressives, modals, and much more. (It gets really complex!) If you master the level by getting 10 sentences correct without a hint, it will automatically progress you to the next level.
Hit start to begin. To play choose the correct word or phrase that fits correctly into the target sentence. Once you get it right, you have the option of recording yourself repeating the sentence to practice speaking correctly. I LOVE this option.
The target screen shows whose turn it is at the top of the screen, the accuracy at the bottom left, and a hint button on the bottom right. You can change the settings by tapping the top left corner. You have the option of changing the background, displaying the hint and accuracy, using automatic progression, and recording correct responses.
When finished tap “done” to end the game. This takes you to the reports room where you can view each student’s progress. You can analyze their data by session or by level.
- It’s unique. There really aren’t that many other apps out there that specifically target verbs.
- The graphics are appealing and motivating for students.
- You can record your student repeating the sentence using the correct verb form.
- It automatically progresses you to the next level once you’ve successfully mastered a level.
- The rewards are motivating for students.
- The hint option just gives the student the correct response. I wish it would eliminate an answer choice instead.