This is a very complete review of our Rainbow Sentences literacy app by an educator in Australia. She writes in detail about every aspect of Rainbow Sentences, including how she customizes it for her students. It’s interesting hearing from educators located in english speaking countries around the world. Although we speak the same language as they do in UK, Australia, Singapore and India, there are subtle (and not so subtle) differences in our languages. I like hearing how my apps are used in these slightly different circumstances. The author actually identified a bug in Rainbow Sentences which I was able to fix right away. So I appreciate her bringing it to my attention!
Rainbow Sentences designed to help students create grammatically correct sentences using color coded cues. I structured it so that the color codes separate the phrases of a sentence (who, what, why, where), rather than by word type. In my mind, this make far more intuitive sense for students struggling with language than focusing on specific word types (nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, etc). You can color code both the words and line segments you drag the words to (or not color code them) and you can have the words grouped by phrase (The cat, is walking, etc) or by individual words (The, cat, is, walking). Combine this with three levels of play and you have such a wide range of difficultly, that Rainbow Sentences is appropriate for both mainstream and spectrum kids.
The author of this review, Kylie Turner, has started an education blog and facebook group (iTeach: Apps for the Classroom). For all my folks in Australia, you should join!!
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