Improve reading, spelling, vocabulary, and oral language skills with SPELL-Links WordUP! This unique educational app from the publishers of the SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing™ curriculum is a fun and effective learning tool for K-12+ students.
Use for online or in-person instruction, one-on-one, in small or large groups, or at independent work stations. Simply adjust settings and select words to support students at the appropriate level.
Educators and parents use SPELL-Links WordUP! in these ways and more:
• For remote learning and in-person classes;
• To introduce or reinforce new concepts;
• As an engaging warm-up activity and during breaks between other learning activities;
• As a supplement to classroom instruction;
• To deliver teacher-facilitated intervention; and
• For practice at school or home.
The Catch the Beat! activity develops awareness of syllables in spoken and written words, phoneme-grapheme correspondences, and decoding skills and simultaneously strengthens vocabulary and lexical representations of words to improve reading fluency, reading comprehension, and spelling accuracy.
The Stress this Mess! activity develops awareness of syllabic stress, phoneme-grapheme correspondences, and decoding skills and simultaneously strengthens vocabulary and lexical representations of words to improve reading fluency, reading comprehension, and spelling accuracy.
The No Fouls! activity develops awareness of phoneme-grapheme correspondences, orthographic knowledge, and decoding skills and simultaneously strengthens phonological awareness, vocabulary, and lexical representations of words to improve reading fluency, reading comprehension, and spelling accuracy.
The Build on the Base! activity develops morphological awareness of base words and early prefixes and suffixes, phonological awareness, and knowledge of letter pattern and spelling rules for words containing prefixes and suffixes. Build on the Base! simultaneously strengthens vocabulary and lexical representations of words to improve reading fluency, reading comprehension, and spelling accuracy.
What makes SPELL-Links WordUP! different? Other phonics and word study programs begin with the written letter and teach students how to match the letter to a sound. SPELL-Links WordUP! teaches students to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words first, and then to connect the sounds they say and hear with letters and letter patterns they see in the printed word. And unlike other word study programs that teach skills in isolation, SPELL-Links WordUP! activities promote the integrated study of sounds, letters, and meanings across all grade levels to establish efficient reading and writing neural pathways. This is exactly how the brain works in good readers and writers!
SPELL-Links WordUP! 1.8 is a maintenance release to keep WordUP! current with the newest IOS version.
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Great warm-up activity
As an SLP, this app has been a wonderful, quick, start to my early literacy-based sessions. My first grade students are quickly engaged with the simplicity of the app (they learned the buttons/options quickly), and they cheer each other when they get an answer right. My older students are even willing to give it a try. I have noticed progress with their auditory perception of sounds and their ability to link sounds and letters. Great app!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you are finding ways to use SPELL-Links WordUP! in a variety of ways with your students.
Spelling skills booster
I wanted a game for the iPad to boost my son's spelling skills. This app is different than other apps we've tried because it makes my son hear a sound and then pick what letter(s) spell that sound. We have fun with this app and love the sound effects.
Developer Response ,
We are glad you found WordUP! Thank you for taking time to review the app.
This is a great tool for my students to practice their word level reading and apply what they know about allowable spellings. It's a fun way for them to really think about how words are spelled. I use this at the end of our tutoring sessions and like that I can customize the words for all the different ages and levels of kids who come to our center for tutoring.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for purchasing the WordUP! app. We are glad you are having fun using it with your students!
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- Learning By Design, Inc.
- 52.9 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Learning By Design, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.