English / Reading iPad Apps
Note – Prices are included for some of the Apps. If prices are included then it was the price when we wrote this article. Prices may have changed so you’ll want to check.
These apps help students master English at all levels â€” from learning how to read to practicing writing and grammar skills to studying classic literature.
Shakespeare in Bits –
Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo & Juliet iPad Edition LITE
From the designer (quoted) [begin]
Donâ€™t settle for cut-down film editions, or lifeless translations of the play text. Shakespeare In Bits features the complete original text combined with all-new dynamic-text features to make understanding quick and easy. Modern translations for difficult words and phrases are a touch away, along with complete study notes for each section, plot summaries, analysis, and everything else you need to make understanding Shakespeare a snap.
I will admit that I’m a flash card learner. I went through nursing school and the thing that helped me most was flash cards… the only problem with flashcards.. you have to have someone to ask you / show you the flash cards. Now you won’t.
This highly rated app allows children (or adults, for that matter) to create a set of customized flash cards to help enhance memory of any subject. Flashcards can be created on an external computer, within the app itself, or downloaded from Quizlet.com.
The app actually focuses on the cards you have the most problems with. An excellent way to learn, and a wonderful way to present it.
SentenceBuilderâ„¢ is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences.
Great for the earlier grades.
Upload this week’s spelling word list – then you’ll be able to review / take tests on them before the real thing. You can upload your list every week… pretty cool. Parents give this app rave reviews for its ability to hold lists for multiple students and provide quiz scores at the end of each practice session.
You can find more iPad apps here (note this link uses itunes).
From Apple –
Note: This list isn’t by any means a comprehensive list of apps. If you have any you like, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments below. We screen all comments, so that won’t appear immediately.