Language Arts / English

Here are some of the best apps for English teachers that we’ve found.

andy

Andy Helps You Read Offers a thorough and thoughtful approach to reading instruction for kids with special needs.
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Autism Core Skills is an outstanding app that provides a wealth of effective, targeted, scaffolded practice for students with autism working to master Common Core skills at the preschool through ...
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Elastic Alphabets for Kids is a remarkably entertaining app designed to review and reinforce letter recognition and beginning phonics with young children, ESL students, and students with special needs.
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Spelling Bug Hangman is a fun version of the classic game that comes with nearly 100 built-in word lists for early elementary students as well as the capability to add ...
ride

Build children's vocabulary in 8 different languages as they match the animals up with their vehicles to create silly pictures in RIDE, Learn language, vocabulary puzzle.
wunderglasses

Put on the Wunderglasses and watch the city come to life in The Wunderglasses, a truly imaginative app.
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Kids Sound Lab Pro is a great app for providing practice with English consonant sounds. It provides a lot of visual and auditory cues to help students master the material.
movingbooks

Introduce kids to fun animated versions of classic stories and silly songs with MOVING BOOKS! Jajajajan.
SAT-App

Zinkerz Prep For SAT Test is an all inclusive app for students who want to get prepped and ready for the big test! With practice tests, flashcards, and loads of ...
lipa

Kids become directors as they create and narrate their own animated stories.
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Planet Lettra is an outstanding app that will help young readers develop an intuitive understanding of phonics and word analysis skills in a playful, encouraging environment.
crazycursive

Introduce kids to cursive writing through three different activities, and reinforce phonics and spelling skills at the same time.
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Verbs for Kids-Part 1 would be a useful tool to help students of English and perhaps special needs students hear examples of acceptable English grammar and pronunciation, as well as ...
prontoplay

Race against another player to be the first to dress Fredo and Dressa while unscrambling words or answering basic math problems at the same time.
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Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and ...
spellnow2

Second grade students can study 40 different spelling lists and learn over 400 spelling words through a series of fun spelling activities.
readytoprint

Build early writing skills and gain a sense of shape, motion, and letter awareness with Ready to Print.
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Elkonin Boxes is a digital version of a highly-effective teaching strategy that will help beginning and struggling readers build vital skills for phonemic awareness, which is foundational to success in ...
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The Pronoun Party is a bare-bones, repetitive source of practice sentences with pronouns and gender words that will help young children practice understanding these words in spoken sentences and responding ...
mackthedog

Follow the down-eared dog called Mack while he searches for his teddy bear and discover 65+ developing nouns for beginning readers at the same time.
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My Felt World opens up four imaginative scenes and provides children with a wide selection of felt characters, animals and props to encourage creative visual play.
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EDNA is a practical and easy-to-use mind mapping system that is perfect for middle and high school students who need to organize essays, reports, and other longer pieces of writing ...
safaritales

Head on a jungle safari and learn about jungle animals through fun activities and stories.
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Wonster Words: Spelling with ABC and Phonics by Puzzlingo is an amusing and entertaining way to help children practice reading and spelling words that review basic phonics skills such as ...
fred

Follow Sleepy Fred as he gets ready for bed in this cute rhyming story for kids.
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Funny Directions by Speecharoo uses silly sound effects and amusing animations to reward kids for following directions.
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Little Big Car Factory: Spelling Game is an outstanding example of a fun and flexible app that adults can customize with the exact words students need to study or learn ...
ibbleobble

Words with Ibbleobble is an educational vocabulary app to teach children a wide variety of new words using fun images and illustrations.
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Top Educational Apps for Back to School   We’ve scoured the App Store to find the top educational apps for kids. It wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just ...
6th grade apps

High quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school ...
5th grade apps

The apps we’ve chosen for our reviewed and recommended list for 5th grade include basic fraction concepts, searchable math video tutorials, visual and written creativity while creating professional-looking books and ...
4th grade apps

There are so many great educational apps in the App Store for elementary school-aged children, we couldn’t narrow it down to our top 5 reviewed and recommended apps for 4th ...
3rd grade apps

Finding just the right apps for your elementary-age child can be time consuming. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for 3rd grade can make finding the right app for ...
2nd grade apps

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 2nd grade include a wide variety of apps such as logic puzzles, apps for creativity and self-expression, building language skills and math.
1st grade app

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 1st grade develop literacy and numeracy skills, place value concepts, geometry, thinking and logic skills, cause and effect skills, and more.
kindergarten apps

Kindergarten apps are plentiful in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for Kindergarten will help narrow down the best educational apps for your child or classroom. ...
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Khan Academy’s app provides a comprehensive library of topics and skills that support Common Core goals. It includes a wealth of information particularly on middle school and high school classes, ...
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Follow a little girl as she walks about and interacts with her naughty shadow.
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Middle School Vocabulary Prep offers hundreds of words with definitions and parts of speech in learning, quiz, and test modes. It will provide middle and high school students with hours ...
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Book Creator for iPad is a fantastic tool to encourage authors and illustrators of all ages and abilities to express themselves and share their work with family, friends and even ...