8 Good Grammar and Spelling Apps for Middle School Students
For those of you teaching in middle school, below is a collection of some useful apps to help students learn grammar and improve their spelling skills. The apps provide games, lessons, exercises, and several other activities to help students strengthen their grasp of language grammar and spelling. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Links to the apps are under the visual.
1- Smashing Grammar Smashing Grammar is an a good app to help kids learn grammar. Some of its features include: Learn nouns, verbs, syllables, spelling, verb tense, and plurals; nouns and verbs are presented in the context of a sentence; great practice for improving reading fluency (speed); exposure to thousands of vocabulary/spelling words; amazing graphics, sound effects, and music with outlandish British voiceovers!2- SpellBoard‘SpellBoard allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language. That’s right, you could even use this for your Spanish class! SpellBoard adds fun activities to your custom spelling lists. Including Word Search, Word Scramble, Alphabetize, Word/Sentence Matching, and Missing Letter puzzles.’3- Spell+ Friends‘Spell + Friends is the one app for school bees, regional bees, and for anyone aspiring to the highest ranks of the National Spelling Bee. It contains over 2,000 words in 3 categories with clear and crisp pronunciations, definitions and etymology.’4- Simplex Spelling Phonics‘Simplex Spelling is one of the best ways to improve English spelling and reading skills. Using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, syllabication, our unique “reverse phonics” (phonics encoding) approach and contextually relevant spelling rules. ’
5- Shake-a-Phrase‘Shake-a-Phrase is a fun language app for creative writing prompts, vocabulary, and parts of speech practice. Perfect for learning and laughing in the classroom or on-the-go, it features over 2,000 words and definitions in 5 engaging themes for ages 8+.’6- Grammar Up‘Grammar Up is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories.Grammar Up was designed to replicate questions with a business focus commonly found in the popular TOEIC (TM) English proficiency test.’
7- English Grammar Punctuation‘The English Grammar Punctuation Marks Game lets you practice identifying different punctuation marks and how to properly use them. Your student will gain confidence in placing commas, semicolons, and quotation marks, learning skills that are typically part of the curriculum for students in 3rd through 8th grade.’8- Grammar Up: Phrasal Verbs‘A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition.’