Learning Upgrade is an app with over 900 lessons about reading English and math. It’s an app for students who are struggling, English language learners, special needs students, homeschool students, and any adult learner who wants practice.
Comprehensive Learning Upgrade: English and Math App
What does this app cover? A LOT. Like, everything. If you’re curious, check out this scope and sequence for the English and math concepts covered. Wow-za, right?
Above is the sequence of the English level 2 lessons. It does fast without reviewing so you may need repeat the lessons and games.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can take a placement test so you start at the right level. Be aware that these levels increase in difficulty quickly so don’t be discouraged if your placement isn’t as high as you’d like.
One you’ve taken the placement test, you’re good to go.
Each lesson contains instructional videos, songs, and games. The lessons all contain instruction, practice activities, and remediation through spoken voice, animation, and text.
Take for example, a lesson on capitalizing. The instruction is a video. This is followed by a catchy song which reinforces the concept. Finally, you get to play a game to practice what you’ve learned.
You’ll notice from the screen shots that the graphics are well done and appealing.
If you get something wrong during the game, you’ll be shown (audio and highlighting) what you did wrong and what the correct answer is.
Here’s an example song about nouns. You’ll see that it’s instructional. If the concept is new though, I’d recommend listening to the lesson and / or song more than once.
Remember, this app can be used by many different learners:
- students who are struggling
- English language learner (ELL)
- special needs students
- homeschool students
- adult learners who wants practice