What is Wordshark?

Key features

Ages 5 up to 15

Wordshark meets the needs of a wide age and ability range. The variety of games, content, and other ways to tailor the program make it highly versatile.

Wide-ranging content

There are 10,000 words in Wordshark. They are grouped into easy-to-use, structured courses. You can also customise Wordshark by adding your own lists.

For dyslexia and other SEN

The program is ideal for students with special educational needs such as dyslexia as well as for EAL learners – English as an additional language.


For many reasons, learning English spellings is not easy. The games offer an enjoyable way to learn all the skills needed. Children also love the reward games that provide extra incentive.

Easy to use & adaptable

The program is easy for teachers to manage and simple for students to use. You can choose the games, settings, and word lists, (or own lists), that your students need, with the option to set work.

Tried, tested, effective

Wordshark is used in 11,000+ schools, in 78+ countries worldwide and has been helping students with their reading and spelling for over 20 years. The program is almost only bought on recommendation.

Trusted by teachers for over 20 years

I like Wordshark because I know it works.  I have been using it for years and it’s my ‘go to’ with children who need support with reading and spelling.    
Karen Hackman — St Andrew’s Prep School, Kenya
In my whole career, Wordshark and Numbershark have just been there – the children love it!  
Victoria Crivelli — Current or previous roles include Senior Specialist Teacher for ICT & Resources, teaching & training. Supporting local dyslexia association/parent support group. Member and former chair of the British Dyslexia Association New Technologies Committee
We have been using the various versions of Wordshark within Devon's SpLD Support Centre for many years, to give our students the essential reinforcement and continuous practice they need to master a wide range of spelling patterns and rules. Each upgrade has led to a better product, with more features. We find our students are always happy to play on Wordshark…
Ann Atherton — Advisory Teacher, The Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service
Wordshark is a powerful piece of kit to develop childrens’ literacy.
Hilary Esson — Support for Learning teacher
Wordshark can be adapted so many ways to suit each individual child. It allows you to set up group or individual lists for each child.
Jo Smith — Teacher, Bridge and Patrixbourne School, Canterbury
Our network version enables me to programme for each student… a brilliant resource!
Amina Humayun Khan — Literacy & Dyslexia Specialist, GEMS Wellington International, UAE

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