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Sound Literacy is an instructional tool for tutors and teachers.

For help on how to customize Sound Literacy to meet your needs be sure to visit our blog.

Sound Literacy is the first iPad app that brings your letter tiles in to the 21st Century. It is NOW being used in 19 countries across the globe and growing quickly! Spread the word and integrate Sound Literacy into your curriculum.

***Named one of the 12 Best Apps for Special Needs of 2012 by Teachers with Apps***
***Featured on Mashable***

Sound Literacy provides a teacher, tutor, speech therapist, or parent a tool for enhancing literacy lessons. Sound Literacy 2.0 gives maximum flexibility to customize the tile sets to match the needs of a particular curriculum or an individual student.

Sound Literacy is not a game. It is not programmed with an auto correct feature nor is it created to take the place of an instructor. It is intended to be an instructional tool that facilitates interaction between a teacher/tutor and a student. Skills and concepts must be guided by an instructor.

Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, or morphemic word building.

Sound Literacy features:

• Blank tiles for counting, ordering, and manipulating the graphemes or any other word part

• Tiles organized in pantries and ready to be pulled onto the workspace for reading and spelling words

• Elkonin boxes can be added to hold tiles in place

• Six specially designed ladders for building and comparing phonemes or spellings

• Consonant and vowel phoneme maps

• Popovers on the sound maps indicate various ways to spell each phoneme; spellings are ordered from the most common to the least common

Use Sound Literacy to enhance any word study program!

Visit our blog for more information and ongoing discussions on how to improve Sound Literacy.

Have fun studying words!

**Please note that at this time Sound Literacy does not include the phoneme sounds on the Sound Maps. We are working to put this in place.**

What’s New

Version 2.5

You can now copy/paste tiles in the Tileset Editor

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Sandy in Sunnyvale, California ,

Crashing? Try turning off iCloud

This app is great for having tiles and being able to make/change your own tile sets. The new drawing features are a distraction for my son, I'd prefer being able to turn them off.

Some time ago, the app started crashing on launch on one of our iPads, but not the other. I discovered today that turning off iCloud syncing stops the crash. It's annoying that I can't use the syncing any more.

Godly Girls Academy ,

Great for word study

Just realized that I can use this for word and number study as well. Love being able to have digital pieces. Great for homeschoolers! Wonderful product!

Dechapman ,

Before you buy it

Understand that this is not a self-help app. It does not make sounds for you and help you without a tutor. So don’t waste the $10 if you think it will be something you can do on your own.


3D Literacy, LLC
9.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Dolch List Tileset $1.99
  2. Fry List Tileset $1.99
  3. Onset & Rime Tileset $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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