SPELL-Links WordUP‪!‬ 4+

Learning By Design, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings
    • $23.99

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Description

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!

What’s New

Version 1.8

SPELL-Links WordUP! 1.8 is a maintenance release to keep WordUP! current with the newest IOS version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

susanbgood ,

My Students & Parents Love WordUp!

I have been using SPELL-Links Word Up! iPad App for over five years and I’m excited to report that my students and parents love SPELL-Links WordUp! I use the WordUp! games at the beginning of sessions and as a quick learning break during our sessions. It’s great for homework. I have parents who are second language learners who have let me know that the games help them as they work with their children. These games build the student’s confidence and provide repeated exposures to sounds and letter patterns in words that they are working on and a great review of what they learned during the school year. It’s an excellent fun way to have some summer review and new learning. My students love to challenge themselves by working on sounds and letter patterns in upper grades and multisyllabic words.

panglossiancynic ,

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.

Mrjpinkck ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Learning By Design, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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