Challenge words are included as a choice. The child can touch the Challenge Word box to see them. If desired, these can incorporated into their story. (See below for suggestions)
The Questions bone offers ideas for questions to ask about each scene.
After you are finished with your chapter, touch the green arrow at the bottom to move to the next chapter. After all the chapters are completed, you can watch your entire narrated story, with or without music!
Q. How does this app work?
A. First, touch Play. A short animation clip will begin to play. After the movie plays, touch the microphone icon. The animation begins playing back without sound effects so the child can narrate the story. When it has finished, touch "Playback" to hear the story while the animation plays again. You can also write the story! Simply touch the writing area and a keyboard will pop up.
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In the Table of Contents, you can email the written story, the voice file, or both! You can also print out the story.
Q. How can this app be used to help speech and language development?
A. This app lends itself to a wide range of oral and written language goals:
1. Narrative Language Skills: The transition from speaking in simple phrases to more complete, connected sentences is often a challenge. This story lends itself well to increasing the mean length of utterance, plot development, adding detail, and joining related sentences with cohesion and clarity
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2. Body language Interpretation: Because it is a wordless story, the viewer needs to carefully watch the characters’ facial expressions and body language in order to understand the plot. This is an important skill for social-cognitive/pragmatic inference development.
3) Perspective-taking: The plot switches back and forth between the boy’s point of view and the mother’s. What are they thinking? What does the mom know and when? How can we tell? How do the friends feel when the mother waves them away?
4) Emotional Labels: By reading facial expressions and looking at the context of the story, vocabulary can be incorporated that includes emotional context: wondering, surprised, nervous, disappointed, etc.
5) Syntax & Morphology:
7) Fluency: Children who are working on using fluent speech can use this app to practice their skills in a fun way.
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