Designed for Educators and Speech Language Pathologists who are working with students learning english, this app can be used in the classroom and home. The app includes a wide variety of words appropriate for third grade - see below for a full list.
A variety of scaffolding support has been built in including the following:
- 3 hint modes: letter, vowel or consonant, and vowel or consonant and letter
- normal and slow pronunciation for each word (tap on the sound button to hear the slow pronunciation)
- uppercase and lowercase options
This app uses a QWERTY keyboard layout. As a result of the built-in scaffolding, this app can be used for different levels of spellers. The variety of scaffolding support make this spelling app stand out. This is great for tutoring and independent play in the classroom.
The reward at the end of each level is a short optional balloon popping game. Pop as many balloons as you can in 30 seconds to see who has the fastest fingers.
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Below is a partial list of the words for each level:
Level 1-2 - Various Sounds of O.
comma, dogged, doctor, copper, fodder, foster, ponder, cornet, organ, sordid, formal, forty, morning, humor, juror, tumor, stupor, tutor, lucid, student, stupid, lunar, butter, mutter, rudder
Level 3-5 - Various Sounds of U.
shutter, suffer, supper, mummy, musket, number, stutter, murder, murmur, turban, turnip, turkey, curly, furry, furnish, burden, prudent, frugal, truly, truant, ruin, ruby, brutal, gruel
Level 6-10 - Various Vowel Sounds
proof, furl, hurl, turn, churn, hurt, curl, deck, neck, next, text, desk, nest, husk, musk, rusk, stung, pluck, chill, drill, quill, skill, spill
Level 11-28 - Words Accented on the last Syllable.
cadet, defend, depend, repel, attend, consent, compel, behind, beside, derive, recite, retire, revile, revive, connive, excite, recede, concrete, compete, concede, convene, impede, unseen, supreme, release
- we have changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- we have changed the icon of the application
- we have added a parental gate for in-app purchase
- minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
First word for my 8 year olds to spell? Stupid. Really? Do you know anything appropriate and inappropriate language? Terrible.
Type function does not always work
The app works for a few words then the typing function quits working. The app is a great idea, but it needs to be able to work and it needs an immediate feedback and error checking capability.
I also think it needs to have a qwerty keyboard - the kids need to learn how to properly type on a regular keyboard and not an abc def list of letters.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.