Friday, August 17, 2012
Shake a Phrase App
Do your students enjoy grammar? Do you enjoy teaching grammar? Both students and teachers would probably say grammar is boring. You are in luck because I came across this great app that I want to tell you about. It is called Shake a Phrase! The name makes it sound exciting! There are animal, fairytale, monster, and sports themes. Students "shake" the device (gently of course) and a new silly sentence pops up each time. Students then click on words to find out the meaning and part of speech. When they know the parts of speech, they can play the Quiz Me! game. Teachers, you set the part or parts of speech you want them to identify: nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, or conjunctions. It would make a great center or "Can Do" activity after finishing their work. Check out their site to see how one teacher is already using it in her classroom. If you use it this year, please come back and let us know how it went! Follow me and/or leave a comment! I love to hear from you!!!!