Saturday, September 29, 2012

More iBook Apps from Stan Resnicoff

I was honored to receive EVEN MORE codes of iBooks to review and giveaway!!!  Keep reading to learn more about these great books and what speech and language skills you can address!  These iBooks are priced well ($0.99) and runs through the iBooks app on iTunes. 


Click each title to check out each iBook on iTunes!  Rafflecopters after each review to enter to win!!!

My Life As a Traffic Cone
This cute iBook has a "lesson" on each page.  It is written in the point of view of a traffic cone!  Skills this can address:
  • Rhyming
  • Figurative language
  • Pragmatic skills
  • Learning new vocabulary through context clues (e.g. slouch, meditate, enlightenment, etc.) 
  • Can have students talk about how they would feel if they were a traffic cone: What experience they may face?  Challenges?
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Mugs
This iBook is written in the format of "Mug" shots and police records.  Each uses animal characters and is written kid friendly.  Each page presents a different police record.  There are MANY records that can be used to target the following goals:
  • Compare/contrast
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Character traits
  • Looking/listening for adjectives
  • Cause/effect
  • Elicit conversation: Which one was the worst?  Which would you be scared to meet?
  • Can have students create their own police records for cartoon characters or characters from other stories.
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Stanley, The Seal of Approval
This iBook has the video version at the end!  Great for motivation and maintaining attention!  This cute rhyming story is about a boy wanting a pet.  What does he get??  He gets a pet seal!  Stanley, the seal approves everything he wants to do!   This story can work on the following goals:
  • Sequencing
  • Rhyming
  • Learning about friendship
  • Cause/effect
  • Building vocabulary
  • Predicting
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The Big Parade Los Angeles
This iBook also has a video version at the end!  This rhyming story incorporates various states and famous landmarks.  The pictures could be overstimulating but has tons of vocabulary to address!  Other goals:
  • Recalling details
  • Rhyming
  • Responding to wh- questions
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The Big Parade - New York
This iBook also comes with a video version!  This story has a similar book style and concept as the LA version.  Great for students that LOVE history!  Goals this story can address:
  • Rhyming
  • Building vocabulary
  • Recalling details
  • Listening for categories
  • Past tense verbs
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The Big Parade - San Francisco
This also follows similar style and concept as the two versions mentioned above!  It too has a video version at the end.  Goals addressed are the same!
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Tom, The Talking Toilet
Last, but not least, this whole story is about a toilet!  It also has a video version at the end.  This story is extremely cute and motivating for students.  What kid doesn't love to talk about going to the bathroom?!  This story is repetitive which can make it interactive for students and easy to remember.  Goals this story can address:
  • Rhyming
  • Figurative language & understanding humor
  • Homophones and multiple meaning words
  • Verbs
  • Recalling details
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I hope you find these ideas for using iBooks helpful!  For $0.99, it is cheaper than purchasing a hard cover, no need for storage, and it is more motivating too!  Good luck!!

5 comments:

  1. These all look so cute. Thanks for offering a chance to win one of these.

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  2. Some of my boy students would LOVE a story about a toilet! When they do /r/ drills you should see the chuckles I get when they get to "raypea and raypoo" :)

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  3. I think all of these iBooks would be great in therapy. I don't have a favorite :-)

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  4. My students would LOVE a story about a toilet

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