Teach Your Monster: Reading for Fun

Explore a village, earn books; sometimes more gaming than reading

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English Language Arts

Price: Free
Platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire

Pros: Good selection of published kid's books. The game is available on a variety of platforms to use at home or school.

Cons: The game part can sometimes overshadow the reading. Students may not end up reading on their own.

Bottom Line: Fun and whimsical world can get kids excited about reading stories.

How Can I Teach with This Tool?

Use Teach Your Monster: Reading for Fun to help instill positive feelings about reading. Students can navigate a village and complete tasks to unlock different popular books. The game can stand on its own, or pair it with the companion Teach Your Monster to Read games. Encourage your students to try reading themselves before choosing the "read to me" option, which is always there if students need help. Help extend learning by asking students to report on what books they read: which ones they liked, what they were about, and so on. Since Teach Your Monster: Reading for Fun is pretty loose in form, it's a good filler for some downtime and can be accessed at home or at school.


Learning Rating

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Cute monsters and an adventure-based premise are a big draw. A variety of missions to complete keep students' attention.


Students get reading practice by following the game dialogue and instructions. They earn books as prizes for completing missions, and can read them on their own or listen to them.


Students are guided every step of the way with explicit instructions. Tap on any text to hear it read out loud. Teachers can access basic usage data for each user.

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The resource is fun and knowledgeable

Overall, the application is interesting and lively. Kids would love it as it has a story arc and also you learn English. I liked how it is full animative.

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