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Word Mover

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ELA: Writing ELA: Reading All Ages iOS App


Flexible Thinking Expressive Language Organization Verbal Reasoning

Mindprint Expert Review


  • Provides extensive word bank to help students get started with their own poetry.
  • Encourages students to decompose four great works.
  • Lends itself to collaborating with others, which can be a great way to engage students in creating poetry.


  • The app does not provide definitions for students unfamiliar with the words.
  • The design might not motivate students who are not otherwise interested in composing.

Mindprint Expert Review

Word Mover is a simple app for creating digital magnetic poetry that can be fun and creative for some, but dull for others. Students construct their own poetry from the extensive word bank or words they add. Students also can reconstruct the words of four famous works: America the Beautiful, The Gettysburg Address, I Have a Dream or Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18. Students simply drag and drop from the word bank in their preferred order. They can easily move words around as they change their minds or choose to create a more visual display. They can choose from twelve different backgrounds and fonts and colors to further personalize their poetry. Once they finish, they can share their work with others. Word Mover can be a great app for interested students to get started with writing poetry or enjoy collaborating with others.

Academic Benefits

Improves academic skills

  • Provides sufficient and varied types of practice problems to maximize understanding and generalization of the targeted skill/concept
  • Manufacturer claims alignment with Common Core/Known Standards
  • Presents educational concepts accurately
  • Explains answers so students can learn from mistakes
  • Better for teaching the skill to new or struggling learners
  • Better for practicing or refreshing the skill
  • Skills are practiced through authentic, meaningful problems (not just rote practice)


Engaging for the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Appropriate for a broad age range to use and enjoy
  • Subject matter and problems are relevant, interesting and authentic to students
  • Visually appealing to children in the target age range
  • Provides virtual rewards or incentives after meeting specified goals or objectives
  • Provides a "break activity" between academic problem sets
  • Offers ongoing, progressive challenge
  • Overall - Enjoyable. Given the option, students would choose this option

Easy to Use

Understandable for children in the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Has a free or trial version
  • Provides teaching guidance for adults to support the child and set appropriate goals
  • Provides an age-appropriate tutorial/first time users can work independently
  • Student should be able to use independently after first use
  • Has a multi-player option to foster in-person collaboration or cooperation
  • Multiple users can save a profile
  • Student graduates to the next level or topic only after meeting a benchmark
  • Can play without sound and not distract others
  • Students can save work between sessions
  • Can effectively understand and monitor student's progress (email report or in product)
  • Provides options to play in languages other than English/Good for ELL
  • Presents information in multiple formats (voice over, pictures and text, etc.)
  • Overall - Easy to use

Cognitive Concerns

May not be advisable for students with the following cognitive needs

  • Attention
    • Problems or examples are not interesting for the target age range
    • Directions may be confusing for students using independently
  • Reading Basics
    • Directions may be confusing for students using independently

Manufacturer Description

ReadWriteThink's Word Mover mobile app is used to supplement classroom instruction, reinforce concepts taught in class, and offer increased student engagement through the use of tablet devices and their associated functionality.

Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

- Multi-user poem storage
- User management with the ability to delete or restore within 2 weeks
- 6 poem categories, each with the ability to personalize
- 12 backgrounds for stylizing poems
- Helpful how-to information available throughout app
- Auto-saving of poems as they are created
- Viewing of finished poem for proofreading
- Ability to save poem to photos
- Ability to print poem on a wireless printer
- Ability to send poem by e-mail

Word Mover is an educational app for all ages that adds creativity and fun to the learning process. If you have ideas for educational uses for this app in school or at home, please share with us in the customer reviews.

Privacy: Your poems are private unless you decide to share them by e-mail. ReadWriteThink.org does not store any personal information from this app.