Designed for Educators and Speech Language Pathologists who are working with students learning english, this app can be used in the classroom and home. The app includes a wide variety of words appropriate for first grade - see below for a full list.
A variety of scaffolding support has been built in including the following:
- 3 hint modes: letter, vowel or consonant, and vowel or consonant and letter
- normal and slow pronunciation for each word (tap on the sound button to hear the slow pronunciation)
- uppercase and lowercase options
This app uses a QWERTY keyboard layout. As a result of the built-in scaffolding, this app can be used for different levels of spellers. The variety of scaffolding support make this spelling app stand out. This is great for tutoring and independent play in the classroom.
The reward at the end of each level is a short optional balloon popping game. Pop as many balloons as you can in 30 seconds to see who has the fastest fingers.
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Below is a full list of the words for each level:
Level 1-3 - Short Vowel Sound of A
am, an, as, at, rat, sat, cat, pad, mad, pad,
sad, sap, gap, bag, gag, hag, lag, tag, ban, can, fan, pan, ran, tan, van, cap, map, nap, rap, jam, ham
Level 4-6 - Short Vowel Sound of E
bed, led, red, wed, beg, leg, hen, den, men, jet,
let, met, net, pet, set, yet, fell, bell, sell, nest, zest, test, pest, rest, jest, tent, rent, sent, went, felt, pelt, melt
Level 7-9 - Short Vowel Sound of I
if, it, is, bit, hit, sit, rid, lid, sip, tip,
nip, lip, him, rim, fix, six, din, pin, sin, tin, dig, fig, big, pig, jig, rig, bib, rib, fib
Level 10-12 - Short Vowel Sound of O
on, ox, got, cot, jot, lot, cob, job, rob, sob,
cod, god, nod, pod, rod, log, hog, dog, box, hop, mop, pop, top, dot, jot, lot, pot, rot, not
Level 13-14 - Short Vowel Sound of U
up, us, cub, hub, rub, bud, mud, dug, mug, pug, tug, jug, sum,
bun, run, sun, rut, hung, lung, sung, gush, dust, must, rust, gust, drum
Level 15-18 - Review of Short Vowel Sounds
man, fin, fit, hot, rug, lap, get, dim, rot, hum, pat, ten, mix, fun, tap, wet, hid, dot, hut, had, peg, his, cut, had, den, did, sod, fun, fog, tub, bet, hug, dip, fog, gun, did, gum, nag, bet, pen, cog, flog, help, lift, rush
Level 19 - Long Vowel Sound of A
date, late, mate, jade, fade, rate, came, same, cage, page, lace, wake
Level 20 - Long Vowel Sound of E
me, fee, feel, seek, we, she, feed, meek, beef, heed, deed, keep, reel, weed, deep, peep, weep
Level 21 - Long Vowel Sound of I
pile, file, mile, dike, like, fire, tire, life, rife, wife, hide, ride
Level 22 - Long Vowel Sound of O
code, node, rove, jolt, molt, bolt, bone, cone, hone, tone, hope, rope, cope, note, vote, hold
Level 23 - Long Vowel Sound of U
lure, cure, pure, cube, tube, mute, dune, use, huge, cue
Level 24-28 - Short Vowel Sounds
crab, grab, drab, slab, stab, brag, cram, clan, clad, dash, bled, fled, sled, sped, then, bent, best, vest, west, chip, ship, whip, slip, drip, spit, crib, gift, king, grit, shot, blot, spot, plot, trot, clog, frog, plod, stop, clod, bump, lump, pump, jump, hump, bulk, just, drug, shut, hush
Level 29-30 - Various Vowel Sounds
card, hard, bark, dark, hint, lint, mint, tint, deal, meal, neat, heat, bang, fang, gang, hang, rang, tank, rank, sank, hank, dank, dime
- changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- changed the icon of the application
- added a parental gate for in-app purchase
- minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Good spelling game for kindergartener.
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- Tapfun Inc.
- 46.3 MB
- Requires iPadOS 5.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © 2013 Tapfun Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- full version $2.99