Language Arts / English

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

lucky2

Lucky, a squirrel, and a series of educational games will entertain kids, but may be a bit challenging at times.
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The Word Creativity Kit provides a unique system to explore the interplay between text and visual design that will stimulate artistic creativity as well as creative writing and self-expression.
abc

Tap and Learn ABC is a useful app that makes a great introduction to letters, keywords, and beginning sounds for young children or special needs students.
kido

Create fingerprint animals and feed a hungry hedgehog letters to make words in a fun multi-touch early learning app.
abcguru

ABC Gurus is a simple, yet fun app that will keep young children thoroughly entertained again and again as they hear the letter names, sounds and key words the entire ...
dustbunny

David Wiesner’s Spot is an outstanding app that taps some of the iPad’s unique capabilities to create an engaging experience in five strange new worlds that are exciting for all ...
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Knowji Vocab 7-10 is an outstanding and useful vocabulary development program that will help teens to prepare for high-stakes tests, assist students to prepare for collegiate level reading, and adults ...
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The Sight Word Adventure is a thorough and comprehensive practice system for some of the most important early-reading words that every child must master to gain fluency.
billy possum

Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension is among the best reading comprehension apps I have seen in the Marketplace, with an unusual focus on vital higher-level comprehension skills and even opportunities to ...
stormsky

Kids will never look at a car wash the same way again after joining Storm & Skye on their magical adventure.
happystar

Send kids to bed with a reminder to fill their days with kind acts so they can brighten their own personal stars.
shortvowels

Short Vowel Word Study takes the first steps of a proven program to teach children to read and wraps them up into a fun and enjoyable, yet simple and effective ...
rudolph

Read the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, complete with images and sound effects from the iconic Christmas movie.
voice dream reader

Voice Dream Reader will open the doors of reading to many people struggling due to vision problems, dyslexia or other literacy issues.
joy

The Joy of Reading is a simple and effective app that will help young learners practice important readiness and early reading skills.
looney

Looney Tunes Phonics is an entertaining way to learn or review basic phonics concepts from pre-kindergarten through third grade.
mybackpack

Replace the heavy books with Waterford Learning's app full of digital stories, educational songs, and fun math review games.
monsters

Monsters Behave is an entertaining and amusing app that will gently remind kids about good manners.
chororobin

A delightful story has kids follow an adorable cat, Choro, and a helpful Robin as they head out on a day filled with adventure.
kidawesome

Kid Awesome Kindergarten will really take young students through their paces, and they will hardly know it’s an educational app because it is so incredibly engaging.
spooky

Spooky Letters offers a seasonal look at practice tracing manuscript capital and lower case letters as well as cursive lower case letters that most students will find entertaining and fun.
first words

First Words Halloween is a wonderful spelling & phonics app for kids that is both fun and educational.
princesslila

Princess fans and fairy tale lovers will delight in building their spelling, counting, and other basic skills along with Princess Lila and her friends.
bongo pro

Bongo’s Spelling Packs PRO offers enjoyable, practical spelling exercises with a phonics flair to students from kindergarten through grade 5.
larsandfriends2

Beautiful watercolor illustrations, puzzles, and a short learning activity add to the story of Lars, a horse, as he interacts with his other animal friends.
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Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by iRead With takes advantage of all of the iPad’s features and offers a host of support for parents who want to help their ...
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School Zone’s Clickity-Clack Alphabet offers an entire world full of entertaining practice with the ABCs. Youngsters will love the illustrations, sound effects, animations and most of all, the make-your-own farm ...
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Encourage kids to eat their vegetables just like the dragon in this cute story with a positive message.
MiniSchool-Logo

MiniSchool is a bright and fun app that guides children ages 4-7 in practicing foundational academic skills like math, reading, time, rhyming and colors.
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Bud’s Rhyming Words gives beginning readers a great introduction to word family and rhyming concepts.
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Curious George Goes Camping by iRead With offers a comprehensive experience for young readers and their parents and will build countless early skills.
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Unique descriptions help kids learn new ways to make their letters.
littlecrittershapes

Get reacquainted with Little Critter as he discovers his shapes and teaches them to kids too in this short, cute board book turned eBook.
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The Sentence Builder App allows users to drag and drop words from a given sentence into their correct order, building grammar and comprehension skills.
wordsearch

Traditional paper-based word searches get a technological update in this cute app that offers ready-made words lists and the ability to create your own word lists.
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Vowel Stories for Beginning Readers: Short Sounds offers another avenue of focused vowel practice for beginning readers, young struggling readers, or students who are learning English.
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Phonics: Fun on Farm is a fun and educational app that will help young children learn basic literacy skills through playful activities.
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Reading Jets A to Z will help young children practice alphabet skills with an Australian flavor.
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The Word Creativity Kit provides a unique system to explore the interplay between text and visual design that will stimulate creativity as well as creative writing.
happi connect collect

Happi Connect & Collect is a game with an educational focus. It provides children with a safe and entertaining play environment.