iPad apps

Readingrockets.org has curated a list of literacy apps to assist readers and links to their recommendations are provided below. Their website provides reading strategies, books, games, and resources for parents, teachers, and other audience members.

Click HERE for a printable list, categorized by Language Arts Skills, provided by Langley’s ELL Department.

homer reading

Apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word awareness, as well as several mind mapping apps.

Phonicsendless alphabet
Engaging apps that help children practice basic phonics skills. including recognizing the letters of the alphabet, learning upper case and lower case letters, and word building.

starfall abcPrint Awareness
Apps that help young children build a better understanding of letters and sounds, the left-to-right nature of reading, and recognizing that print differs from pictures.

Fun apps that also provide practice with important letter and spelling skills. These range for early learner learning to spell word families, to those who want more practice. Not listed in this list, but we would recommend, is SpellingCity.

montessori crosswordsVocabulary
Apps that engage young children in crossword and Scrabble-type games. Other apps focus on specific word meaning skills by highlighting word opposites, synonyms, and homophones.

iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)Writing
Great apps that help young children with various steps of the writing process — from handwriting skills to sentence construction to planning and drafting a story.

*please note the information above is from http://www.readingrockets.org/literacyapps

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