Teacher Review For Puppet Pals HD

Supports literacy skills including story structure, story elements, and recall.

Nicole T.
Classroom teacher
Harvest Elementary School
Saline, MI
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In my preK classroom, I used this app when I taught students about narrative story structure. I asked each student to record a story using the characters and setting of their choice. This app gave a voice to my students who were unable to write down their thoughts. Students were also able to share their stories with each other. In my current third grade classroom I use this app as a choice for publishing writing digitally. My students are using it to publish their fairytale stories, which they will then export as videos and share with me.
My Take
I like to incorporate Puppet pals as a literacy tool. I have used in preK and in my current third grade classroom. This app reenforces story structure including narrative elements, speaking, and listening skills. It is especially helpful for students who either struggle or unable to write down their thoughts. Additionally, the app allows for students to bring their stories to life with narration and the ability to record while manipulating characters on a screen.