Part of this month’s word study has been focusing on parts of speech: nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We have been using a great app on the iPad called Bird on a Wire They have three different apps: Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives.
All of them have the same format. You press start and are given a page of definitions and examples: You then click on the ‘games console’ on the bottom menu bar and you are shown three little birds each with a word under their feet. The learning objective is to identify the verb and click on it. The little bird flies away with the verb and a ‘Good Job’ sign.
There are perhaps 30 different pages. At the end, the students can click on the ‘paint palette’ and they are presented with a verb that they can then sketch a picture to match.
The EAL kids were highly motivated by this part. They did an amazing job of understanding the verbs and then representing that in the form of a digital drawing. We did the same lesson with Bird on a Wire: Nouns.