Word-finding Support

The program has two word-finding  tools: the Cue Buttons along the side of the screen, and the WordFinder, a separate screen containing words that can be searched by category.

The Vocabulary Cue Buttons are the buttons along the right and left sides of the Main Screen in most workbook pages. Each Vocabulary Cue Button displays  text or sometimes a small picture; clicking on the button plays the word or phrase aloud. To actually use the word in a sentence,  you play the button, then repeat the word in your own voice; this recording is added to your other snippets.

Some workbook pages have Vocabulary Cue Buttons designed to provide words for the specific picture on the screen. The default set of  Cue Buttons has some very general verbs, prepositions, and pronouns.

A more extensive word-finding tool is the WordFinder. This is a screen where you can look for words on the basis of categories (“People and Animals”, “Food”, etc), then record them in your own voice and add them to your sentence as a snippet.

In the Pro+Editing version of SentenceShaper, you can customize both these word-finding tools by adding new words or choosing different words to display.