Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun game designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and words. Teach Your Monster to Read originally launched as a free web service (it is still available online). Recently, I learned from David Kapuler that Teach Your Monster to Read is now available as an iPad app too.
In Teach Your Monster to Read students play the roles of friendly monsters in a make-believe world. As they move through the game they have to complete short activities based on various letters, sounds, and words. As they move through the game, students can earn prizes for their monsters and customize their monsters’ appearances.
Teach Your Monster to Read is an expensive app at $4.99. If you’re not sure if it is what your students need, try the online demos first.