Al Viera and Bev Miner have expanded the Bugbrained apps with Phonics 2nd Grade. I have found the Bugbrained apps to be very useful. They're great, especially for targeted phonics instruction. This particular app covers vowels, vowel teams, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as a check yourself section. The long and short sounds of the vowels are covered, as well as the more difficult vowel team patterns. The narration is very encouraging and goes through the sounds step by step. Students are able to replay each section for more review. There are also many kinesthetic activities, with touching the letters, moving the letters and moving the bugs to the correct vowels. Watch your students progress using fun and unique instruction. This app is offered in the App Store for $(0.99) About the Author Ann Francis is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad.