Updated for iOS 12.
Ratings and Reviews
Problems in paradise 😔
Device: iPhone 4S, 64GB, iOS 6.1.2, AT&T, latest app version:
The app now begins to open, opens the title page, where all seems ok, and is visible, and then only goes to a black screen! Can you please fix dev? I've tried it on multiple iPhones of different iOS versions as well, all with the same result. The others I tried are iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.3, and iPod Touch (not the newest iPod, but the previous version?), iOS 6.1.3, on wifi. All give same results. Looking forward to a new and usable update! Thanks for the app!
Simplex Spelling HD - Dolch Sight Words With Reverse Phonics is simply fantastic!
This app has over 200 high frequency Dolch words which students will be able to practice spelling through typing via an alphabetical or keyboard style letter grid. Mastery limits for each word may be set within the settings option and various students can be maintained at any given time. Consonants and vowels are differentiated via colour-coding, phonetic hints are offered, spelling words are given in sentence context, and statistical data is saved as the child progresses. There is a wonderful introduction provided within the app which offers hands on experience and I recommend using that section immediately after purchasing this app. It is fantastic and will no doubt help your child progress in their reading, spelling, and writing abilities! I told you it was fantastic!
A perfect balance
I love all the Simplex apps. While I love that the words are sorted by phonetic pattern in the other apps (great for teaching principles of how spelling works), the beauty of this one is that it teaches the phonetic basis of the sight words young readers and writers need every day. Oddly, the other thing I love about this one is actually the lack of sorting by phonetic pattern. Some children simply memorize the particular pattern they need to use for a list, but don't generalize well to their daily work since they need a variety of patterns all at once. This app forces them to think about and apply a variety of phonetic patterns all within one list. I delightedly use both types of Simplex apps in my classroom. Different kids need different approaches at different times. Simplex provides awesome tools to help meet those diverse needs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.