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Shake-a-Phrase: Fun With Words and Sentences

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There is a saying that sometimes the simplest of apps are the best. Shake a phrase is exactly that and we love the simplistic friendly layout. The app assists in enabling student to create stories by giving students prompts for characters, scenarios or simple sentences. The ability to change the theme and then shake the device to change the phrase is great fun. Don’t understand the word then press on the word to prompt a definition. There is also a great section to quiz your students about nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions. A good job guys!

From the Developer

Shake-a-Phrase is a fun language app for creative writing prompts, vocabulary, and parts of speech practice. Perfect for learning and laughing in the classroom or on-the-go, it features over 2,000 words and definitions in 5 engaging themes for ages 8+.


SHAKE IT: creates a new random sentence every time you shake - great for discovering new words. Not sure what a word means? Just tap for definitions!

STORY STARTER: shake up the beginning of a story and let your imagination take over.

QUIZ ME: test your skills with adjectives, verbs, nouns, prepositions and conjunctions. Tap on the right words to get points and gain levels.

The addictive language fun in Shake-a-Phrase will encourage children to:

  • Read the silly, entertaining sentences
  • Discover the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • Create their own writing projects
  • Test their knowledge of verbs, adjectives, nouns, prepositions and conjunctions
  • Share language arts fun with friends and family


  • 2,000+ age-appropriate vocabulary words, compiled by teachers and parents
  • Designed for iPhone and iPad – a universal app
  • Story Starter prompts suitable for classroom projects
  • 5 colorful, inspiring content themes: Sports, Animals, Fairytale, Monsters and Starter
  • Customizable Quiz game tests your knowledge of nouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions and conjunctions, in any combination you select
  • Correct and incorrect answers are easy to see
  • Correct quiz answers are rewarded with an audible ping and bonus icons as the levels increase – no penalty for wrong answers
  • Save the most hilarious sentences to your Faves library
  • Email, SMS, or tweet your favorite wacky sentences to your friends
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In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party

Curriculum Aligned

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