The Real Vocabulary app is a comprehensive and flexible language program for kindergarten-5th grade students targeting core curriculum vocabulary. The Real Vocabulary app includes over 1500 pictures and over 5000 pre-recorded audio. The pro version of the app and the All Words in - app program allow the users to add their own words, pictures and audio recordings, making therapy more individualized and allowing school speech therapists to add their own curriculum based vocabulary.

$29.99

The Real Vocabulary app offers both receptive and expressive tasks in the following categories:

  • Antonyms (Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd- 3rd grades, 4th – 5th grades with total of 300 antonyms)
  • Synonyms (Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd- 3rd grades, 4th – 5th grades with total of 300 synonyms)
  • Definitions (Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd- 3rd grades, 4th – 5th grades with total of 300 definitions)
  • Multiple Meanings (Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd- 3rd grades, 4th – 5th grades with total of 300 multiple meanings)
  • Idioms (Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd- 3rd grades, 4th – 5th grades with total of 300 idioms)

In the receptive task, the picture with word stimulus is displayed and the student matches one of the four words that matches the stimulus. (E.g. what is another word for accurate? A) Happy B) Late C) True D) Correct)

In the expressive task, the picture with word stimulus is displayed and the student states his answer verbally (E.g. what is another word for almost?)

The pro version of the app and the ALL words in- app program include all the above categories however each category can be purchased separately as well. The users can try the free light version of the app with a few examples of each category and activity.

Students will be motivated to learn and practice thousands of words since they will be rewarded with three different games:

  • Wobbly Waiter
  • Sling Challenge
  • Catch the Dish

The Real Vocabulary app is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools to perform the following:

  • add additional photos and audio recording
  • enter multiple students
  • change settings
  • save selected targets for the next session
  • select auto-scoring
  • select alternate counts for multiple students
  • enable or disable written picture descriptions
  • enable or disable special effect sounds
  • audio record users’ responses
  • track correct and incorrect responses
  • view reports in table and graphical forms
  • e-mail results at the end of the game

Author: Jennifer Rogers, M.A. CCC-SLP
Developed by: Virtual Speech Center

Connection to Common Core Standards

Antonyms (K-5)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5b   Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5   With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5   With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5   Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.345.5   Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5c   Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c   Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

 

Synonyms (K-5)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5d   Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g.,   walk, march, strut, prance ) by acting out the meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5d   Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g.,   look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl ) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5b   Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs ( e.g.,toss , throw, hurl ) and closely related adjectives (e.g.,   thin, slender, skinny, scrawny ).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5c   Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g.,   knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered ).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5c   Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c   Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

 

Definitions (K-5)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4   Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.12345.4   Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on   grade level reading and content , choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.123.4a   Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5b   Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a  duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6   Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g.,   After dinner that night we went looking for them ).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6   Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g.,   wildlife, conservation,   and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6   Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g.,   however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition ).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.4   With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4   Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.345.4   Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a   grade level topic or subject area .
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2   Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b   Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.45.2b   Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.45.2d   Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

 

Multiple Meanings (K-5)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4   Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4a   Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing  duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.12345.4   Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on   grade level reading and content , choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

 

Idioms (3-5)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.345.5   Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5a   Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g.,   take steps ).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.45.5b   Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4   Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

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