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)
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.