New iPad App for Teaching Figurative Language...
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The Kidioms 2 iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it's meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning.

In additon to the lesson, Kidioms offers three interactive activities to help reinforce the concepts and provide practice using and understanding the idiom. Word Drop challenges the learner to complete the idiom by choosing the correct missing word. Missing Word asks the user to spell the missing word. In Match-Up the player selects the correct idiom to fill in the blank in a larger block of text.

Learning about Idioms is Important

Idioms are used frequently in everyday communication. Idioms offer a concise way to express a complex idea and therefore are an efficient way to express an idea. Students who are in the process of acquiring a new language can find it difficult to understand written or verbal communications when an idiom is encountered. Confusion, embarrassment or frustration can result. A misunderstanding of an idiom is often a source of comedy, but because the use of idioms is so pervasive being knowledgable about idioms is an important part of language development instruction.

The understanding and use of idioms enrich everyday conversation by enabling us to express subtle ideas or nuances and by adding color, humor and whimsy to our language. The Kidioms 2 iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it's meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning.

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Features:
  • Illustrated lesson with meaning and examples for each idiom.
  • Interactive learning activites for motivation and reinforcement.
  • Sound effects.
  • Speech.
  • On/Off options and controls for various features.

Interactive Activities

Kidioms 2 makes learning about idioms fun. Interactive activities enable sudents to practice using and understanding the idiom.

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Word Drop

Word Drop challenges the learner to complete the idiom by choosing the correct missing word. In this activity phrases are presented where the key word is missing from the idiom. The task is to select the correct word from a list of 5 words to complete the idiom. Correct responses result in a star being placed on the screen. The goal is to earn 10 stars.

Sound effects enhance each of the activities and speech is used appropriately to reinforce learning objectives.

Missing Word

Missing Word asks the user to spell the missing word. The missing word activity challenges the student to spell a word that has be left out of an idiom. Correct letters result in 3 points being added to the score. Incorrect responses cause one point to be subtracted from the score. Who can get the highest score in your class?

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Match-Up

In Match-Up the player selects the correct idiom to fill in the blank in a larger block of text. While using this activity the student is presented with an example of a situation where an idiom is used to express an idea, but the idiom is missing. The challenge for the student is to select the appropriate idiom from a list of 5 idioms. The idiom selected need to fit the context of the example. Each quiz involves 10 questions and the percent correct is reported after each response. Questions are randomly selected and so the activity can be used repeatedly.

 

 

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$1.99
Kidioms 2 is now available at the Apple iTunes Store.