Mr Thorne's Spellbook
By Mr Thorne Productions
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IMPORTANT: Please make sure your device is not set to mute whilst playing this game!
Spellbook is the first spelling app from Mr Thorne Productions, the team behind the Mr Phonics / Mr Thorne Does Phonics apps which have had huge success on Youtube and the App Store around the world.
Mr Thorne's Spellbook is educational and fun. 101 spelling tests based on the order of teaching letters and sounds, beginning with s, a, t, p, i, n, m and so on, leading onto digraphs and trigraphs such as 'ch' and 'air'. Finally the spellings become more challenging, for example, the /er/ sound in 'earth' and the 'silent u' in 'building'.
The player is encouraged to listen to the word and spell the word correctly, sometimes using capital letters too!
Score 10 out of 10 to unlock the safe. Open the safe to obtain the treasure.
Game structure: The words in each game are in sync with a child's ability, so the 's' level will not have the word 'start' because the 'ar' words are in a later level. The 's' level instead features words that are easy to blend and read: 'sat', 'sip'.
There are some levels which feature 'HFW' - high frequency words (words that don't always sound how they are spelt) like 'was' and 'people'.
Can you find all 101 treasures?
What's New in Version 2.2
Added sound instructions to the player select screen to make it a little clearer to younger users!
I was lucky enough to win the 'Spellbook 2' app in a giveaway and was so impressed I bought the first one! My students who struggle with spelling find this app engaging and will sit for ages listening really carefully to the word and really thinking about how the word is spelt so that they win the prizes.
I would highly recommend. Great quality and easy to use. FAB!
Wish I'd bought it sooner
My son is a great reader but has never had to do any spellings. Since starting Year 1, he is now bringing lists home. No fear for us! He has done so well with this app and watching him listen to the word and repeating it if need be demonstrates just how great phonics is for learning to read and spell.
Excellent value for money.
This app is absolutely fantastic. My five year old loves it and I am now having to wrestle the iPad off her! She loves the challenge and wants to play it all the time, I'm pleasantly surprised at how well she can spell already.
There is plenty to keep her going for a long time as you get such a lot of challenges in spell book one.
It's also great that when you don't get them all right and go back in to try again that they are slightly different spellings so the challenge still remains.
I will certainly be buying spellbook two when we are done with this one.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: 30 April 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 191 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Christopher Thorne
- © Mr Thorne Productions
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.