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English Idioms Illustrated
$
Age:
What is the meaning behind English idioms, and where do they come from? This app can help students answer this question.




Flashcards for iPad
Free
Full (HD) version: AUD $4.49
Ages: 2-5
Australian. Made with assistance of NSW government. Free version only has animals available. Full version has other categories – foreign language flashcards also available. Can choose UK, Australian or American English. Potentially useful for building of sight words. Could be useful to help EAL children learn English vocabulary.
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My Word Wall
FREE
This app is essentially a phonics app, and is discussed in the Letters and Sounds section, above.
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Out and About
(Level 1)
Free
Age: 4+
This is a sight word app developed by the Department of Education and Training and Queensland Government. This is a very simple app. The student taps the word and hears a pronunciation. Ten sets of ten high frequency words. Australian pronunciations.




WordNet
FREE
Dictionary and thesaurus (US)
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iCardSort
$5.99
Ages: 5+
It is relatively easy to make sets of word sorts with this app. This can help children attend to features of words, helping them improve their spelling. Children can also do concept sorts, thus improving their vocabulary.
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Sentence Reading Magic
Free
Ages: K-2
students can move the words into correct sentence position or can read the words of the phrase/sentence and then check their work by touching a hidden picture; app uses mainly 2 and 3 word sentences
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SpellBoard
$5.49
Age: 6+
Spelling lists can be created in any language – so this app could be useful for LOTE as well as English. Words are accompanied by audio pronunciation (which can be recorded by the student). Students can practise spelling the words on the virtual whiteboard. This is a core app at one of our schools.
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Word Wizard
AUD $2.99
Age: 4+

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