Word Joust for K-5: Encourage your students or children to play it daily & watch their vocabulary improve dramatically. Ideal for elementary school students & English Language Learners (ELL/ESL)
This version is specifically designed for elementary school students (K-5th grade) and English language learners (ELL) with grade-appropriate words compiled by Questar Assessment, Inc. The words represent a quantitative summary of the printed vocabulary encountered by students in American schools & are created from more than 60,000 samples of text from more than 6,000 textbooks, works of literature, and popular works of fiction and nonfiction.
With Word Joust for K-5, knaves (i.e., you) will master the 300 most popular words using in elementary school reading materials. Delivered as mini word games set on a medieval battle field, Word Joust makes learning new words easy and fun.
Skewer (with your petard) five words at a time with fun war games set in the medieval times. Each victory gives you points to move up the ranks from apprentice to the master.
✔ Scramble - Unscamble words as fast as you can
✔ Troll Trickery - Match words & definitions
✔ Labyrinth of Letters - Word search
✔ Cohorts of Soldiers - Battle the words
✔ Hangman - Guess the word
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✔ Includes 300 age-appropriate words for grades K-5
✔ Five fun and effective vocabulary games
✔ Adaptive game-play to adjust to your level
✔ Track your performance
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I teach k-5. I tried this out on my iphone to possibly use with my tutoring group after school. Seems like it could be useful but I found the maze (word search) to be more rigorous than the other games. And there is a glitch in the maze game every time I tried it - as it was subtracting letters, the remaining letters would not stay in place and would overlap onto the upper letters. Otherwise, visually appealing and the other games work great - but 3 stars because of the word maze glitch.
We have had so much fun with this. I'm really looking forward to being able to customize the word list.
I am the tech coach in an elementary school, we have over 30 ipods, thought this app would be ideal for the students. It would be fabulous if it didn't need an internet connection. Since we have an old building and poor WiFi, and also for the security of the students the WiFi on the iPods is turned OFF. Sadly we cannot use this app, I have it on my own iPod and it is great, I also have the 6-8 and SAT versions. Just unable to use them in the school - which is a shame....
My kids really got into the cohort game. They've started discussing words they got right. Love it. GET IT!!
This is one of the few apps that require wifi. This automatically limits when and where you can use the app. Please make it nonwifi so that it is kid friendly; not all people in this world are rich enough to have wifi available everywhere/anytime they want.