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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


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.


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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