Clicker Sentences

Understanding sentences and how they work is a really important part of early literacy.

Really this app should be an essential installation for all schools that are putting iPads into their kindergarten and special education settings.

- Anthony Evans, teacher and blogger

If you are working with emergent writers, English language learners, or older children struggling to acquire basic literacy skills, Clicker Sentences will enable them to produce work they can be proud of while learning the key skills necessary for independent writing.

Designed with the classroom in mind, Clicker Sentences includes the Sassoon font, a lower case keyboard, and many other child-friendly features to create an accessible and engaging environment for students to work in.

Build sentences the Clicker way

Clicker Sentences enables you to quickly create sentence building activities on any topic, tailored specifically to support each student’s individual needs. Each sentence grid contains all the words required to build a sentence. Students tap each word to create the sentence in their document, then swipe to move on to the next sentence in the set, quickly building a significant piece of writing.

Encourage self-assessment with realistic speech feedback

The built-in children's voices provide students with realistic speech support as they work, encouraging them to re-read their sentences and check that they make sense. Children can use the Sound Shift tool to listen to any of the words before they send them into the document, providing an opportunity to rehearse the sentence before writing it.

Provide additional support with model sentences

It’s so easy to differentiate the support offered in each sentence building activity, enabling every student to achieve writing success.

As a first step, display the completed sentence as a model on the grid to copy. Next, add the model in the form of a pop-up – children can see the sentence, but must close the pop-up before they can continue. With an auditory model, children must listen carefully before writing. You can even create a guided-order activity, perfect for reinforcing left-to-right directionality.

Personalize and motivate
with pictures

Adding a picture to each sentence provides learners with an additional cue. Over 2500 searchable curriculum pictures are included, and you can use your own from your Camera Roll or snap them straight in with the iPad camera. The pictures can even be sent into the document too!

Activity making, made easy!

Set up any sentences for your learners in a few seconds by simply typing or pasting them in. The intuitive Edit Mode makes tailoring the activities to your students’ specific requirements incredibly simple.

Or...let us do all the work
for you!

A professionally made, ever expanding bank of learning resources is just a tap away with Clicker Sentences. Select ‘LearningGrids’ to access a wide range of topic-specific Sentence Sets created by our curriculum team – new resources are added regularly.

Share resources and work your way

We have incorporated a variety of ways to share Clicker Sentences files; choose whichever works best for your school set-up. Print your work to any AirPrint-compatible printer, or share it via email, AirDrop, Dropbox, WebDAV, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

Access Clicker anytime, anywhere

Sometimes an iPad is the best technology to use for a particular learning task, whereas other times a laptop or PC is the most suitable option – investing in both Clicker 7 and Clicker Sentences enables you to provide a consistent level of literacy support across your school’s devices. We have also ensured that Clicker Sentences and Clicker 7 are fully file compatible. This gives you the flexibility to create Sentence Sets on a computer using Clicker 7 and use them on your iPads, and to open your students' Clicker Sentences work in Clicker 7.