Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Reading Apps for Elementary Students

Looking for reading apps to use with young students or struggling readers? Take a look at these:

Reading Raven Vol 2 HD $2.99

Reading Raven presents five extensive lessons, with hundreds of individual activities in total. Parents and teachers will find the multi-sensory learning games to be a great complement to traditional classroom and home-based reading instruction. This app is also fully customizable by age or reading level. The built in read alound and voice recording feature is a nice addition.

Recommended Ages: 3-7

Teach Me 1st Grade $1.99

Teaches four age-appropriate subjects to first grade children: sight words, addition, subtraction and spelling. TeachMe: 1st Grade's unique TeachTech character recognition engine interprets a child's written answers, helping to reinforce writing skills while teaching math and spelling. Students are very motivated to earn coins and spend them at the shape store, fish store and art store. 

Bonus! This app allows different users to be created. Great for a classroom, learning center or home. Children can even take their picture to      
   display it next to their name in the user list.

   Recommended 1st grade (They also have Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade)

Tap the Cat (from Reading Eggs) $1.99

9 playful activities builds and reinforces a different literacy skill – from letter sounds, rhyming words and phonics to coloring, vocabulary, speaking and handwriting. I like the recording feature on this app, students can speak a word and then play it back to hear themselves.

Recommended Ages: 4-6

Eggy 250 HD (From Reading Eggs) $1.99

This app covers the first 250 sight words using a fun and motivating game to keep kids learning. 10 levels with 25 words in each, making a total of 250 sight words.  First 4 levels are unlocked. New speed option on the settings page lets you change the speed to match your child's skill level.

Recommended Ages: 3-6