Phonogram learning app that gets you practicing and mastering the 70 essential phonograms for the SWR "Spell to Write and Read" program.

SWR Modes...
Single Letter(26 phonograms, 38 sounds)
Multiple Letters(44 phonograms, 69 sounds)
All (70 phonograms, 107 sounds)
Custom (4 customizable lists);

SWR Features...
Rules - enable or disable rules specific to phonograms (exist for Multiple Letters)
Play Speed - Slow, Medium, Fast
Play Order - Sequential, Random
Replay Loops - Infinite, 1-99

This is the official SWR curriculum app for "Spell to Write and Read" program created by Wanda Sanseri.

App created and supported by

What's New

Version 1.7

Rebuilt with latest AIR 24.0.0 SDK to meet Apple's latest requirements. App will now be compatible with latest iOS versions.

Ratings and Reviews

Great for beginners and reviews


I am a new homeschool mom of a fifth grader that has had to do eye therapy to correct binocular vision and help with tracking. He has only been exposed to this program for his fourth grade year so I am hoping that this app will help me learn how to continue to help him grow and make reading and writing more fun and enjoyable. I do hope that the advanced phonograms will be added and maybe some activities, too. I would have rated 5 stars had the advanced ones been on here and/or their been examples with each sound.



This app is NOT worth $4.99. I am very disappointed with this overly simplistic app. I purchased this app because it is the "official" SWR phonogram app and this is the program I use. The sound quality is poor. There is an annoying tone that cannot be turned off. There is too little functionality for this price. I'd like a refund.

Improvements that would help
-ability to turn off or change tones.
-cursive font option
-new quality voice recording
-spelling rule cards
-Wise guide and Alpha list word lists
-Search feature for words and phonograms
-ability to make custom phonogram lists and word list.
-ability to randomize
-games and quiz features such as
*hear phonogram and type sound heard or hear phonogram and write (using touch screen) sound/phonogram heard
*hear spelling word dictated and write/type word
*games to find program heard (random examples on screen - touch correct sound) or several random phonograms displayed and each makes its sound when touched.
- many of the games suggested in the SWR text could be adapted for digital options.

-there should also be record keeping options for the parent/teacher. Perhaps a home screen where each student can touch their name and then a record page for teacher/parent that displays number of minutes or phonograms reviewed, scores for games, phonograms/words mastered, etc.

The possibilities are endless for improvement. For this price, much more information or functionality should be present.

A lot of potential, not quite


The recording is just like the CDs that come with the SWR. And there are some great settings to change BUT can't get the settings to work with iPhone SE. So the only options available are the default options, which don't allow for changing up order or only working on single/multi letter. And iPhone gave me a warning that it needs to be updated by the developers so it doesn't slow the phone.


Carl Gloria
25 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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