Literature Study

Best apps for literature study

The apps included in this category give users access to a variety of pieces of literature. Teachers can gain ideas about how to integrate these best apps for English language arts by clicking on an app’s logo and reading its review. Within each app review, teachers are provided a detailed description of the app, a comprehensive evaluation of the app, and three or more instructional ideas for how to use the app.

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Make Way for Books: Storybooks & More for Young Readers!

Free! Make Way for Books provides users with access to digital books along with information about print books that specifically targets young readers in the infant, toddler, and preschool age groups. To begin, users must register with the app, enter information about their children, their location, and select the language settings, which include English, Spanish, and Bilingual options. Next, an ...

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Phonics Little Red Hen Story

    Phonics Little Red Hen Story is an automated story of a chicken and her chicks. The story is divided into five chapters, and each chapter is followed by reading questions. In addition, the app concludes with a discussion and original song titled “One Foot Two, Eyes of Blue: Has Anybody Seen My Hen?” After launching the app, users ...

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Lexile Framework for Reading: The Go-To Resource for Quantitative Text Complexity

Free! The Lexile Framework for Reading is an industry-standard in identifying the quantitative reading score for written texts, and it provides resources for parents, students, and teachers. To begin, users will need to register and then log into the website. It will then launch the home screen, and three resources for educators will load: Find Just the Right Books, Look ...

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Rhyme Zone: A Tool for Your Rhyming (and Shakespearean) Needs!

Free! Rhyme Zone is a language resource that first functions as a rhyming dictionary and includes additional language search options. To begin, users must enter a word or phrase into the search box and choose the type of result they wish to receive. Rhyme Zone will then provide a list of related words and/or phrases to users, and users can ...

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Shakespeare Words

Shakespeare Words: An All-Inclusive Shakespearean Resource

Free! Shakespeare Words is a comprehensive website for everything Shakespeare. After launching the website, users can navigate it using the buttons at the top of the screen. To begin, users can click the “Works” tab, and a dropdown menu will appear. Users can then select a play or poem from the menu and access its full text. This tab also ...

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Teen Ink: The Classic Resource in Young Adult Writing

Free! Teen Ink is a comprehensive website dedicated to young adult writers and readers. After launching the website, users can click the buttons on the top and left side of the screen to navigate the website. The Magazine, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction buttons allow users to read, vote for, and comment on pieces of writing composed by other young adult ...

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BookBrowse: A Giant Database of YA Lit Ready for You

Free! Book Browse is a database of book reviews that users can search. After launching the website, users simply have to enter a title, author, ISBN, or keyword into the search box and the website will report any matching content, including book reviews, author biographies, and related materials to the search terms. Users can then click on the content to ...

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Book Finder

Book Finder By Lexile: A Topnotch Literacy Tool!

Free! The Book Finder option provided by the Lexile Framework website allows users to search for books based on lexile score and interest. To begin, users must load the website and then enter in their lexile score. Book Finder will then automatically set a lexile score range, which users can adjust. If users do not know their lexile score, they ...

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YASLA's Book Finder

YALSA’s Book Finder

Free! The Young Adult Library Service Association’s (YALSA) Book Finder is a searchable database of its annual selected young adult books along with its media list, awards, and honorees. From its main screen, users can type in a keyword, title, author, or genre into the search box, and YALSA will report all of the books in its database that match ...

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CommonLit: A Top Notch Website for Reading!

Free! CommonLit is a learning management system designed to support students’ reading development. To begin, teacher users must register with the website and then create a class. To do so, teacher users must click the “My Dashboard” option and then click the “Create a New Class” option. At this point, teacher users can import a class from Google Classroom or ...

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