Text Train is an app by the Cleveland Play House for writing poetry and stories.
First, select which word pool that you want to work from:
The Level 1 word pool contains 236 sight words.
--The 236 words used in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat.
The Level 2 word pool contains the 315 Dolce sight words for K-3rd grade.
--Developed by Dr. Edward William Dolch in 1936.
The Level 3 word pool contains the 1,000 Fry sight words for 3rd-9th grade.
--Developed by Dr. Edward B Fry in the 1950s.
The Level 4 word pool contains over 8,700 words
--The Merriam-Webster Learners Dictionary augmented with several other lists of nouns, pronouns, numbers, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections!, and some frequently used essential core words.
Each word pool affords its own experience and challenges and you are encouraged to try them all.
Remember, if you don't know what a word means or don't want to use it - just don't use it!
Watch as the trains move across the tracks carrying different words. To add a word to your story simply touch it. Keep adding words. You can add a variety of punctuation marks too! If you don't like a word you chose, you can always touch the Caboose to delete the last item added.
Be patient, new words are always coming around the bend!
The word pools contain verbs in many different tenses, the nouns tend to be singular. Every so often you will see an S, an ES. or an 'S roll by. These can be used to create a plural or a possessive as needed. Just be careful not to make words that don't exist!
-- Developed in Partnership with the United States Department of Education.
-- Designed by ATBOSH Media Ltd.