EdTech Tuesday: Build Compound Words

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Occupational Therapists

Hoping to discover a new learning app for your next therapy session? Look no further! Develop language and literacy skills with Build Compound Words, a useful app designed to help students make concrete connections between pictures and text.

This learning app was developed by a speech-language clinician and special education professional who both share a passion for teaching children from diverse backgrounds and varying learning abilities. The app uses photographs of real individuals and objects instead of cartoons so students can forge real-world, definite connections between text and photos. The app’s photos and explicit directions enable students to concentrate on targeted skills while removing auditory or visual distractions. Children construct and segment twenty-four compound words throughout four skill levels.

Build Compound Words was created to be used with children in independent work environments or therapy. It offers comprehensive practice for students who are developing literacy and language skills and second-grade students working at grade level on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4.d: “Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).”

Build Compound Words can be purchased for the iPad or iPhone for $0.99. Check it out now!

Build Compound Words by Jack Apps Education

How can you incorporate Build Compound Words into your next therapy session?



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