‘Spellasaur’ is an application that supports spelling for children within the Early Years.
What do I need?
It can be accessed here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spellosaur/id461007342?mt=8. It is a free app, which requires no log in or sign up in order to use, once downloaded. However, you can upgrade for a ‘better’ version.
How is it used?
I started using the app by clicking ‘add words’. The app allows you to add your own words, and there is no limit on length. The app will then read the words out to the user.
Level 1: Listen and Chose
The children listen to the word, and chose the word to match.
The children are read a word, and must complete the word on the screen by adding the correctmissing letters.
Level 3: Unscramble the Word
Level 4: Spell the Word
The children are read the word, and must spell it from the letters on the QWERTY keyboard.
- The app uses an English accent, with correct pronunciation of phonemes to support children’s development within phonics.
- Reinforces chosen words, and can be used over several sessions
- The children progress up several levels, and their progress can be seen on the side of the screen
- To chose any level without having to go through them all 1 by 1