Word Study iPad apps

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word_magicWord Magic - NB27 Suggested Level: K-2, ELL Students


A picture is shown and the kids should select the missing letter for the picture. The picture for the word will be read out. There are three flavors. Based on the kids level, you can choose missing letter at the beginning or in the middle or in the last.

Word magic is loaded with lot of fun features:
- Very simple design. Kids need to just touch the answer.
- Very attractive and funny pictures.
- Once they identify the correct answer, shaking the iphone will take them to a new problem.
- Every time they pick the answers they get appreciated with surprise appreciation (real voice)
- After every 5 successive correct answers different colored stars appear as their rewards. Kids love this.

montessori_moveable_alphabetMontessori Moveable Alphabet - NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-1, ELL Students


Mobile Montessori is proud to present the Movable Alphabet!
The movable alphabet allows children to express themselves with words and phrases prior to mastering the skill to write with paper and pencil! Children can phonetically sound out words, one letter at a time to build words. The app includes over 40 images of simple words, along with audio pronunciations and instructions, for children to practice with. One unique feature in this app, are the buttons in the box above each letter. Children can touch the buttons to hear the sound of the letters, giving them the ability to, "search" for the sound they are thinking of to build their word!

ABC_phonicsABC Phonics Word Family Writing - NB27 Suggested Grade Level K-1


Kids learn to read early by using Word Families (as known as Analogy Phonics) by finding commonality (i.e. short a sounds or long e sounds) among a set of words - Educators use these word families to teach early readers to see and hear the patterns of these words.



letter_of_the_dayLetter of the Day Interactive Activities

NB27 Suggested Grade Level:K-1



Kids explore the whole alphabet—from every angle! Animated lessons cover letter formation, letter sounds and more. 


fry_wordsFry Words - NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-2



The Fry 1000 Instant Words are a list of the most common words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling.


blusterBluster - NB27 Suggested Grade Level: 1-2 (Challenging)


Breeze through vocabulary building with Bluster!
This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements. Shine bright in single-player mode as you learn and practice important word skills. Match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more. Collaborate with a friend in team mode. The multi-touch iPad screen allows both players to play simultaneously, so you can work together to weather the vocabulary storm.


Phonics VowelsNB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-1, ELL Students


Learn phonics vowel sounds, and letter combinations with this fun kids' game. Knowing vowel letters and their sounds is an important step in learning to read.

Phonics Vowels teaches each word's phonics spelling, beginning sound, word family phonics, short vowel sound, and images with animations and interactions for each word. There are 30 different vowel sound combination groups which focus on the short vowels, long vowels and two vowel combinations phonics learning. After kids complete the phonics spelling in each group, the matching game follows, and kids can review what they learned previously.

sight_words_proSightwords Pro- NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-2


SightWords Pro contains a selection of over 1,600+ sight words which comprises up to 85% of the text in a child's early reading materials -- comprehensively compiled from Dolch, Fry, Pinnell-Fountas, UK, and many other high-frequency word lists. Choose a pre-defined flash card word list, or build and save custom flash card lists to match what is taught in the classroom. Add custom words and record your own pronunciations. Share custom word lists via Bump™ or email. Mark flash cards with stars or flags. Flash cards respond to swipes and taps. Shake your device to shuffle the words. Beautiful voice-pronunciations for all words.

little_spellerLittle Speller -NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-1, ELL Students


Little Speller is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn to read, write, and spell words all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first letters around the page. 

Using I and MeUsing I and Me NB27 Suggested Grade Level: 1-2


This colorful educational App for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® has all 52 illustrated picture flash cards (plus audio of each card’s text) from the Using I and Me Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications. Select the cards you want students to see, and have your students fill in the blank to practice the personal pronouns “I” and “me.” The prompts include statements like, “___ wrote a story about lions” and “The story about lions was written by ___.” The Automatic Scoring option allows the students to choose from one of two answers to complete the sentence correctly.  


homophonesHomophones-NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-2



What are homophones?

Homophones are words that sound alike, although they have different spellings and meanings.

• 15 homophones, with a sentence for each word
• Two different skill levels
• Audio pronunciation for every word
• Every word is clickable and pronounces the word
• A picture for each sentence
• Images and audio can be turned on or off
• A play button to re-read the sentence

phonics_advancedPhonics Advanced-NB27 Suggested Grade Level: 1-2


They learn to handle two letters that represent one sound, decode regularly spelled one and two syllable words, know how to break words into syllables, use final e to make long and short vowels, and add endings like ing, ed and s to words.

ABC_alphabet_phonicsABC Alphabet Phonics-NB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-1


Photo Touch is an exciting educational game that helps your child rapidly learn the ABC by sight, sound, and touch. You can add your own images and voice to make it suite your needs. 


monkey_school_word_adventureMonkey Word School AdventureNB27 Suggested Grade Level: K-1


Get ready for adventure...Monkey Word School Adventure! Join Monkey and his jungle friends as they explore a fun-filled world of letters, sight words, phonics and spelling. Seamless game flow and behind-the-scenes performance adjustment allow your child to jump right in and begin playing and learning.

Word Cloud App

Word Clouds by ABCYs.com

 NB27 Suggested Grade Level: 1-2


 Word Clouds by ABCya.com is an easy-to-use app to create and share beautiful word clouds. A word cloud is a graphical respresentation of word frequency. While there are many practical applications for word clouds, a common use is to analyze a body text.