Our Letter Tiles app lets you build words, divide words into syllables, and hear the sounds of the phonograms. Just choose your program from the menu (All About Reading or All About Spelling) and select which lesson number you are currently teaching. The appropriate letter tiles for that lesson will appear, making it easy for you to teach and easy for your child to learn.
The app contains all the phonograms, suffixes, and word parts taught in the All About Reading and All About Spelling lesson plans.
Suitable for all ages and learning styles!
Please note: this app does not read words aloud.
* New: Touch tiles like a keyboard to place them in the word building area.
* New: Lock the word building area to prevent tile movement.
* Various other small improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I have fallen in love with AAR AND AAS again because of this app
My younger son has dyslexia and both AAR/AAS are great for him, but the tiles were such a pain to use, time-consuming, fall off the board. It was a mental chore for me to sit down and do the lessons with him because of the tedious nature of doing it. The app has changed that. We both love our lessons now. I’m even thinking of starting up AAS for my older student again.
We love everything about the app. However, there are a few tweaks that would make it more user friendly. 1. Dragging syllable tags is a major pain. At time we can’t get the tags to move into the workspace; 2. It would be sweet if tapping the tiles would move them to the workspace instead of having to drag them. I know we can swipe them up too and that is a quicker way to move them rather than a drag, but tapping would be even better.
Thank you for this. It has been a tremendous boon to our school.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your suggestion! I'll be sure to pass this on to our developer. I'm so glad the app is helping you and your son enjoy the lessons!
Overall good, but frustrating
We were very excited over this app and will use it instead of the letter tiles on the board, but it frustrates my 7yr old (and me!) The lesson we tried it on was AAR level 2, lesson 10. It was very challenging to divide the syllables and often took five or more tries. My son even exclaimed “I hate this!” because he was getting so frustrated. Also, I don’t know if you can put divided syllables back together. We ended up giving up because we just could not get it to work. In order to label syllables, you have to slide the screen over to access both syllable tags. That is fine, but unless you slide on a specific blank spot on the bottom, it is difficult to do. This also really frustrated my seven year old and myself as it often took several tries to slide the bottom over to access what we wanted. I believe the app will be excellent for lessons that do not need syllable division. Unfortunately many of the lessons require it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! There is an easier way to get to the syllable tags. The category names for each section are at the top of the tile storage area. Simply click on the category name "Syllable Tags," and the storage area will scroll all the way over for you. Then click "alphabet" or "consonant teams" etc... to get back to the tiles. You can see how to do this in the "Advanced Features" tutorial.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to have trouble getting the syllable division feature to work. We definitely want to help you have a better experience with the app!
2 requests for this wonderful app!
As a reading specialist in private practice, my students and I both LOVE this app and its easy to use features - especially the syllable tags and the fact that the tiles are all accessible with one swipe (rather than clicking on separate tabs, as in other apps I own). I have 2 requests for future updates:
Is it possible to add an “are you sure?” question after swiping up to delete all tiles? We’ve lost word set-ups mid-lesson due to accidental swipe-ups and it’s a real bummer!
Also, I’d love to have the option to be able to “write” on the work space - circle a blend, cross out a silent e, etc. I like when my students can “mark up” their words for a greater understanding of how the sounds work together.
Keep up all the great work - I am a huge fan of your programs!!
Developer Response ,
Great suggestions! I'll pass these on to our team!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.