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**Dolch's Sight Word List and more +create your own SPELLING lists**
*** Option: Spelling Lists vs. Phonics Spelling Lists ***

► custom-made spelling-word lists (type in the new word and record your voice)!
► SHARE custom spelling lists to other iPads, iPhones... using e-mail, Google Drive, or DropBox
► Built-In Phonics Lists focusing on word families
► Built-In Spelling Lists focusing on Long Vowels, Short Vowels, …, Dolch’s Word Lists (Primer, …)
► HISTORY keeps track of student’s progress (customization per student possible)
►audio and/or visual prompt
► PROFESSIONAL narration or child’s narration
► 5 educational GAMES in addition to three modes: Learn, Practice and Test (quiz)
► upper or lower case letters
► optional Montessori-style color coding of vowels and consonants
► immediate sound feedback heard upon tapping the correct/incorrect letter
► positive reinforcement lowers affective filters making learning a more engaging and enjoyable process
► ACCESSIBILITY options to for VISUALLY impaired and those struggling with fine motor skills
► optional custom made features for special needs students
► child proof SETTINGS button

Build A Word Spelling Express helps students as young as three learn how to spell. Students are motivated through positive reinforcement in the form of a fun balloon popping game (optional) offered after each successfully "written" word.

Advantage for Special Need Students:
* option of using blank background helps children focus on letters only
* option to choose high-contrast background for visually impaired
* option to choose answer method: drag&drop or simple tap
* the letters are easy to spot due to big letter cards
* no frustration since visual and audio prompts in the Learn Mode lead the child step by step through the correct spelling process
*the right spelling technique becomes salient since the app leads the child step by step through spelling allowing dragging one letter at a time in the correct order
* choose any number of redundant letters: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
* wrong letters become obvious with the help of immediate sound feedback heard after tapping the wrong letter
* repetition of audio prompt helps with hearing and remembering the word and letters

What's New

Version 4.3

User Interface improvements,
bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Marija011 ,

Fun and useful free spelling app

Thumbs up!

Frances Amato ,

Great Spelling App!

This spelling app is amazing with early learners. Students learn the letters in a word, letter placement and positioning, sounds of the word, the word itself and then the spelling. It really takes you through the concrete steps of early development learning. I have used it with a four year old whose second language is English. She had fun and started to pick it up right away. Also, I used it with my friends children and they loved it. Ages two, four and eight got a kick out of playing. They were self motivated and in a group started teaching themselves. I love it.

One con- Too many in app purchases. Bundle all purchases at a lower fee or set the app to one fair price with all in app purchases included. This is something I feel draws away from this apps true educational value. Also, the buyer feels and sees they got their monies worth or received more value at an acceptable cost.

KArylMow ,

Kids love this

My kids love this game and I love that they are getting better with their spelling which was stuck around a 70% all year. The bubbles are great. I can save their spelling lists to this so they are practicing what they are getting tested on. The only thing I have a complaint about is that it doesn't save the settings for each child. One of my kids has 6 spelling words and the other has 12 every week and I have to pick a larger quiz number than each of those so that they
end up doing the same word a few times on the test section, that and after I change the user, I have to remember to go in and change the active spelling list too or my 2nd grader ends up practicing my kindergarteners spelling words. But all in all, a great practice tool.


natasa gajic
52.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© @Reks
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Custom Spelling Lists $1.99
  2. Unlock All Phonics Word Lists $1.99
  3. Unlock All Spelling Lists $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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