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SPELL-Links WordUP! – a unique educational app from the publishers of the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing™ curriculum – is a fun and effective learning, review, and application tool for K-12+ students who want to improve their reading, spelling, vocabulary, and oral language skills. Use one-on-one, in small or large groups, and at independent work stations. Adjust settings and select words to support your student at the appropriate level.

SPELL-Links WordUP! is perfect for introducing or reinforcing 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; as practice in school or at home.

The SPELL-Links WordUP! No Fouls! activity develops awareness of phoneme-grapheme correspondences and decoding skills and simultaneously strengthens phonological awareness, vocabulary, and mental orthographic images of words to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy.

The SPELL-Links WordUP! Build on the Base! activity develops morphological awareness of base words and early prefixes and suffixes, phonological awareness, and letter pattern and spelling rules for multi-morphemic words. Build on the Base! simultaneously strengthens vocabulary and mental orthographic images 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 study of sounds, letters, and meanings across all grade levels to establish efficient reading and writing pathways. This is exactly how the brain works in good readers and writers!

What’s New

Version 1.5

A second multi-linguistic word study activity game has been added. Double the learning, double the fun!

Ratings and Reviews

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.

K-8 tutor ,

Great Practice!

This is a great tool for my students to practice their word level reading and apply what they know about allowable spellings. It's a fun way for them to really think about how words are spelled. I use this at the end of our tutoring sessions and like that I can customize the words for all the different ages and levels of kids who come to our center for tutoring.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for purchasing the WordUP! app. We are glad you are having fun using it with your students!


Learning By Design, Inc.
37.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Learning By Design, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

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