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Read­ing Raven ($3.99)

PRESCHOOL & EL­E­MEN­TARY SCHOOL

Teach young chil­dren to read us­ing Read­ing Raven’s self-paced lessons, fun games, and voice in­struc­tion. Read­ing ac­tiv­i­ties are cus­tom­iz­a­ble for ages three through five, be­gin­ning with pre-read­ing skills and grad­u­ally work­ing up to read­ing com­plete sen­tences. This app in­cludes five de­tailed lessons and hun­dreds of in­di­vid­ual ac­tiv­i­ties in which chil­dren are en­cour­aged to learn by earn­ing re­wards for their ac­com­plish­ments.

Gram­mar Girl ($1.99)

MID­DLE SCHOOL & UP

Hav­ing trou­ble telling ho­mo­phones from homonyms? Ag­o­niz­ing over when to use “that” ver­sus “which” and “who” ver­sus “whom”? Fear not—Gram­mar Girl will come to your res­cue! This popular pod­cast makes com­pli­cated gram­mar con­cepts easy to un­der­stand. Along with pod­cast dis­cus­sions, this app also in­cludes hu­mor­ous pho­tos demon­strat­ing gram­mar and us­age is­sues and a screen for check­ing out Gram­mar Girl’s Twit­ter feed.

SAT Vo­cab (Free)

HIGH SCHOOL

Toss your bor­ing flash­cards and brush up on your SAT, PSAT, and GRE vo­cab­u­lary words with fun games in­stead. The app in­cludes a free sam­ple les­son; you can up­grade to the en­tire 25-les­son pack for $4.99.

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