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Apps are fun and motivating for kids! Let Reading Rockets help you find the very best educational apps that provide practice with essential skills in print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. We've also added a special section for children with dyslexia that includes apps for for text-to-speech, audiobooks, and organization and goal-setting.
The apps listed include a summary of how each works, recommended ages (pre-K to grade 3), developmental skills, device (phone, tablet, Android, Apple), and cost. Links to purchase the app and read independent reviews are also provided.
15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice. (See 50 apps for struggling readers.)
So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed.
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Apps for Teachers
50 Fab Apps for Teachers
Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools bring tablets into the classroom, educators like Genia Connell are finding that apps are game changers.
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