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Spelling and Vocabulary

List of recommended iOS Spelling and Vocabulary Apps

A+ Spelling Test

Developer Description:
• Setup your own spelling tests in minutes

• You decide which words to add and practice

• Track your kids progress and quickly see how they are doing for each test they took as well as which words if any they are struggling with.

• Multiple play modes keep kids engaged. If you don't want to take a test, you can use the practice mode or let your kids unscramble the words

• Practice spelling on the go. This app is perfect for using no matter where you are.

• HUGE time saver! Finally kids can rapidly boost their spelling test scores without your help.

• Submit homework by email! After taking a spelling test, just click to submit the results instantly to your teacher and get credit for doing your homework in a whole new way.


• Three different play modes - including two-player action.
• A variety of grade level appropriate content.
• Engaging animated gameplay with sound effects.
• Head-to-head and High Scores tables.
• Plays on the iPad in both landscape and portrait mode.

Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade

Enchanted Dictionary 7th-12th Grade gives you a new way to learn core vocabulary for Science, Social Studies, Math and English/Language Arts. Designed by a Speech/Language Pathologist, Enchanted Dictionary helps you focus on the wording of definitions while you flick the words in order.

Endless Alphabet

- Over 50 words to learn and play with
- Delightful animations teach children the definitions of the words in a fun and engaging way
- Word game teaches children letters
- Endless Alphabet was designed with your children in mind - there are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.

Knowji Vocab Lite Audio Visual Vocabulary Flashcards: A learning, memorization and pronunciation system with spaced r...

Our built-in memory coach uses scientifically proven methods to ensure you'll learn and remember hundreds of words quickly and easily. Our team of content creators, including Stanford University graduates and Ph.Ds, spent years developing rich, engaging content so that you won't just memorize words, you'll really understand them!

SAT Vocab - MindSnacks

Description *** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) ***Now you can study SAT vocab by playing games. Need we say more? Featuring 9 addictive games designed to build essential SAT, PSAT & GRE vocabulary, our SAT Vocab app is perfect for students preparing for the SAT exam as well as adults continuing their lifelong quest to become wordsmithing wizards.

Simplex Spelling HD - Dolch Sight Words With Reverse Phonics

Developer Description:
- Over 260 high frequency spelling words to help build literacy.
- Words are spoken and used in a sentence to establish context.
- Introduction seamlessly leads a student through the application’s features by providing spoken information while having the student spell new words.
- Powerful phonics hint feature sounds out each word and provides a list of possible phonograms for each sound.
- A full “reverse phonics” approach that includes sounds made by all the different letter combinations.
- Contextually relevant spelling rule hints that help explain “how to spell” English words.
- Unique letter by letter feedback system that provides immediate feedback.
- Guaranteed success on every word.
- Support for multiple user accounts.
- User stats screen that allows you to see words that have been mastered and words that require further practice.
- Remembers each user’s position and progress.
- Supports both upper and lower case letters.
- Supports both alphabetic and QWERTY keyboard layouts.
- Supports both US, UK and Canadian English spelling.
- An approach that appeals to audio, visual and tactile learners.


VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, and our vocabulary games, available to Premium Members. The most popular word lists are Sound Alikes, Compound Words, Hunger Games and SAT Words. The free app includes ten of our most popular word lists and eight of our most popular learning games and activities.

The Spelling Cafe Educational App

Developer Description:
•Dyslexia friendly
•English Vocals
•Over 450 high frequency words, along with a good few ‘challengers’ thrown in for good measure.
•Words are divided into 52 structured sound groups, for example; a-e,ai,ay with up to ten words in each group.
•Aimed at children of 7 and above, with facilities for younger players.
•The App is linked to, and hosted by the characters from the book; Noah’s Harbour, who will guide your children every step of the way with instructions, hints and tips.

•Five different practice sections in each group; Listen, Missing Letter, Unravel, Context and Test, with vocal support throughout.

•Supports reading development.

Things to Learn - Spelling, Quizzes and more

Description *Need help with spelling bees and tests? Study spelling lists, learn capitals, study history dates so much things to learn, why not use an app to make this easier? Things to Learn, allows you to create quizzes not only spelling quizzes, you can also create questionnaires or multiple choice quizzes all in the same app.

Vocabulary Bubble FREE

From the creator of Word Bubble FREE, top 100 word games in over 60 countries wordwide, Donoma Games brings you Vocabulary Bubble FREE for the iPhone and iPod Touch! With more than 4,500 college level vocabulary words and definitions, you will improve your vocabulary simply by playing only a few minutes a day. Don't hesitate, try it out now!