I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss and this new app from the folks at Ocean House Media brings a classic text to life on tablets. Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn is an interactive reading app for iPads, combining the classic Dr. Seuss stories kids love with new animations and tons of surprises. Every page of the book is animated and gesture-based interactions (tap, drag, tilt, swipe) unlock surprises and move the story along as you read.
More than just a read along book, Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn includes over thirty Learning Activities that focus on building literacy skills. The app is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and includes spelling and rhyming games aligned to Kindergarten English Language Arts Standards. As children read they can highlight words, read by themselves, or follow along with the narration. I love the layout and ease of use of Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn. It’s the perfect choice for classroom stations, and read alouds at home.
Visit the Apple App Store to check out Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn or watch the video
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Using iPads during your literacy block can help students engage with text and content on a new level. There is no one app that is going to teach them how to be amazing readers, but there are plenty of apps that can support the tasks that you create for students. One of my favorite activities for getting students thinking about their reading includes the use of the fantastic, free iPad app ChatterPix Kids.
ChatterPix Kids lets students take a picture, slice open the mouth, and record their voice talking through the image. In the reading classroom you can…
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Brand new in the Apple App Store, PocketPhonics Stories is a step-by-step reading program incorporating 42 storybooks for your iPad. It is based on the award-winning PocketPhonics app that’s used in over 2000 schools. With this app children will learn how to recognize letter sounds, identify how letter sounds are blended together to make words, and learn how to write letters.
After mastering a group of letter sounds, students will put them into practice by reading storybooks with those sounds plus a few difficult words to push them further. Children can tap a word they don’t know and this app keeps track of times when they need extra help. PocketPhonics Stories supports children as they apply phonics skills when they are reading. Independent research supports the power of the PocketPhonics program and they even offer free trials of the app for schools
New this month to the Apple App Store Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is designed for youngsters getting started with reading. It’s a colorful app that includes plenty of activities to help children build their foundational reading skills. Students create their own profiles so more than one child can log on to the same device. It covers topics from Pre-K through first grade and can also be used as a support or intervention tool.
Free to download, this app works off of a monthly subscription pricing structure.
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