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Four New Grammar Apps from Super Duper Publications

Posted Nov 16, 2011
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Super Duper Publications, a company that creates educational materials for children with special needs and communication or language delays, has introduced four new educational, grammar-based mobile applications for students - How?; Irregular Verbs; Plurals; and Yes or No? Fun Deck Apps. Each application, compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, includes all of the illustrated images found in the Super Duper Fun Deck print version of the App, plus audio of all text on the Fun Deck cards.

With the How? Fun Deck App, children ages 4 to 10 (grades Pre-K to 4) build their ask and answer, problem-solving, and reasoning skills as they respond to questions like, "How do you... make a new friend?" and "How do you... get ready for school?" Each of the 52 unique, cute scenes gives life to each How question.

The Irregular Verbs Fun Deck App, for ages 5 to 9 (grades K to 3), presents 26 pairs of illustrated images (52 total), one with a present or future tense verb, and the other with a match-up irregular past tense verb. For example, the scene shows a sleeping baby. The first image says, "The baby is going to ____," and the second image says, "Yesterday, the baby ____ for two hours." Students must choose between sleep and slept to complete the sentences correctly.

In the Plurals Fun Deck App, children ages 4 to 9 (grades Pre-K to 3) work with 56 colorful illustrations of singular and plural nouns. This application has 21 match-up regular plurals (ant/ants) and seven match-up irregular plurals (foot/feet). Read-aloud prompts such as, "Eric found a ____ (penny) on the sidewalk," and "Eric found several (pennies) on the sidewalk," teach students how to properly use the singular and plural nouns in sentences, and how to spell them correctly.

The Yes or No? Fun Deck App, for ages 4 to 9 (grades Pre-K to 3), has 52 different full-color drawings with sentence prompts to promote good listening, critical thinking, and conversational skills. Each image asks a Yes/No question such as, "Is it okay to shout in class?" and "Can an elephant lay an egg?" With this App, children not only discuss everyday situations, but they also have the opportunity to think and talk about why events could or could not happen.

All of these Fun Deck Grammar Apps are simple to use - a child looks at an illustration and either reads the prompt or touches the screen to listen to the prompt. The student then gives a verbal response, and the teacher/parent taps the green (correct) or red (incorrect) button to score the child's response.

Users simply swipe the screen to advance to the next image. At the end, the student's results show up on a data screen and can be saved by emailing the information to any address the teacher/parent chooses. (The adult can also choose to have the student learn by playing the application and not keep track of the results.)

Super Duper Publications creates enjoyable, engaging educational materials for children with special needs and communication or language delays. The Super Duper website offers a wide variety of products for teachers, therapy professionals, and parents to use with children in a classroom, therapy setting, and at home.

To watch a Show Me How video about each App or to see the full line of Super Duper materials, visit

Source: Super Duper Publications,

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