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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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
- changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- changed the application icon
- added a parental gate for in-app purchase
- minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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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- Tapfun Inc.
- 54.9 MB
- Requires iPadOS 5.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2013 Tapfun Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- full version $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.