And indeed there is…whatever your heart desires, rest assured there’s an app. One of my challenges was finding appropriate apps for my students. I found many I liked and many that were well,
awful inappropriate. App regret is completely fixable. You simply delete it from the account. I currently have over 100 apps categorized in folders for student use. We have apps for pleasure reading, leveled books, math, spelling, phonics, writing, music, drawing, science and sight words.
My students can read leveled books during Reading Workshop. LAZ leveled books in the app store is a great resource for Just Right Books for students. We use these books quite a bit. There are vocabulary words and comprehension questions at the end of the stories.
I have found that through the use of the apps, I can differentiate instruction for the varying needs of my students. With a large class size, it is often difficult to meet the individual needs of students. The iPad apps, along with strong instruction in the classroom, provide my students with the ability to progress at their own pace. Advanced students may move on without being held back by those students who need extra help. Those who need more practice may do so without being rushed by those ready to move on.