Fourth Grade Spelling with Scaffolding 4+

Tapfun Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 2.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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 the fourth grade - see below for a partial 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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About Tapfun

Tapfun works with educators to produce educational apps for elementary school children. Our apps are designed to complement and supplement school curricula.


Below is a partial list of the words in English for each level:

Level 1-5 - One Syllable Words
free, spin, band, pack, bath, dock, gold, pipe, club, shop

Level 6-9 - Words with Final Silent E.
cable, fable, gable, sable, stable, cradle, ladle, maple, staple, beetle

Level 10-13 - Various Vowel Sounds
angel, basis, cater, flagrant, fragrant, hasty, hatred, label, patent, sacred, statement, vacate

Level 14-16 - Sounds of ai, ou, ow & ea
paid, grain, staid, rail, flail, quail, snail, bound, found, ground, hound, mound, pound

Level 17-19 - Two Syllable Words
adage, ballast, rascal, lasso, antic, sadness, sandy, maggot, frenzy, empty, merit

Level 20-21 - Three Syllable Words
balcony, cavity, faculty, gravity, malady, vanity, amputate, absolute, altitude, ambulance, delicate, desolate, devastate

Level 22-25 - Miscellaneous Sounds
flung, swine, snore, charge, tinge, goose, wealth, screw, flake, flash

Level 26-29 - Long Sounds of I&U, Short Sounds of E&I
contend, content, intend, intent, dissect, detest, detect, inspect, object, respect

Level 30 - Silent Letters
lamb, comb, tomb, dumb, numb, bomb, crumb, thumb, debt, doubt, psalm, debtor, doubtful, subtle

What’s New

Version 2.0

- changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- changed the application icon
- added a parental gate for in-app purchase
- minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Revaac ,

Poor sound quality

Trying the first few spelling items, it is difficult to hear the exact pronunciations. The "p" sound doesn't even come through so "shop" sounds like "shaw". Vowel sounds are distorted, "coat" sounds like"cot". Very frustrating.

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