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Apps for Stages - Stage Five

Stage Five – Advanced Concepts and Communication

The majority of the learner’s academic growth occurs at Stage Five. She expands her skills from learning basic number sense to solving more complex problems. She grows from basic spelling skills to full and fluent literacy. This type of academic journey takes time. The development of full academic functioning begins now and continues through the rest of the person’s life. A Stage Five learner should be working on Stage Seven writing skills at the same time that she is working on complementary reading skills. She will be reading and writing simple sentences at first. As skills progress, she will be expected to incorporate vocabulary words and other content-related words, as various subjects of study become part of her curriculum.

A Stage Five Learner...

  • demonstrates sophisticated control of the access or input device
  • can articulate frustrations with the interaction process, when necessary
  • understands complex spoken sentences
  • recognizes target vocabulary words
  • can spell target words
  • understands the words she reads
  • applies basic number sense concepts
  • can perform simple mathematical operations
  • develops mathematical vocabulary
  • demonstrates problem-solving skills (planning and organization, drawing conclusions)
  • is able to analyze steps needed to accomplish a task
  • uses manipulative materials appropriately

Features to Consider

  • reflects local and national curriculum standards and traditional approaches to academic content
  • content areas such as reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and geography
  • choices in ways to interact with content and options for activities
  • options such as enlarged or spoken text, word banks, or other scaffolds
  • intuitive interface that facilitates learner independence

Recommended Apps for Stage Five

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Sentence Maker (Version 2.1) Innovative Investments Limited
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SpellBug By ProjectOneLA
SpellBoard PalaSoftware
SpellOut Hump Software
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ABA Sight Words
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ClaroSpeak Claro Software Limited
Claro PDF Claro Software Limited
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Promptoo Promptoo Ltd
Read2Go Benetech
Reading Comprehension Camp Smarty Ears
Reading Pal- Learn to Read Seventh Sense LLC
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Rhyming I Can Do Apps
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AppTutor Grade 1 Addition – G1A Mega Rock, LLC
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Bluster! McGraw-Hill Education
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Hungry Math Fish: Kids Math Game Fast Hatch Apps
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Jungle Time Andrew Short
Math Bingo Games June Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.
MathBoard PalaSoftware
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Math Monsters Aprenda
ModMath Division of Labor SF
Multiply Me Autism Series by WebTeam Corporation
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TouchMath Adventures: Jungle  Addition MediaKube, LLC
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3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool Invitrogen Corporation – Thermo Fisher Scientific
ChooseIt! Science Inclusive TLC
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Frog Dissection Emantras
Fun Science Lab Zonkey Interactive
The Human Body TinyBop Inc
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Weather Channel The Weather Channel Interactive
Executive Functioning
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Bitsboard PRO Innovative Investments Limited – Grasshopper Apps
BrainPOP BrainPOP
Claro ScanPen Claro Software Limited
Corkulous Appigo
Evernote Evernote
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Idea Flip Nosleep Software
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iReward Grembe Inc
Kidspiration Inspiration Software
MindMeister MeisterLabs
Notability Ginger Labs
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