Teacher Review For Rainbow Sentences

This App Is Great for ELL Students

Bekah H.
Technology coordinator
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I like to use this app as extra practice for a student who is struggling with sentence structure. The student can go into their profile and practice writing the sentence that matches the image. I also love that once the student has written the sentence they have to record themselves reading the sentence. I have also used this app as a center. Having this app as a station for centers allows students to collaborate and learn from one another. They can engage in deep conversation about sentence structure and take turns recording different sentences or read the sentence all together.
My Take
This is a wonderful app that is not that expensive. I love that you can create multiple users on iPad and it will track each users progress. Rainbow sentences is great for students who are learning the English language. The pictures provide great context clues that can help students with their sentence structure. There are also many great features that allow the teacher to set the app to more advanced features like turning off the color matching feature. I absolutely love that once the student has put together a sentence they have to record themselves reading that sentence. This portion of the app fits perfectly with the speaking and listening component of the Common Core.