Wordshark has a fantastic track record for helping dyslexic children but will provide progress and fun for any child in primary school, whatever their age or ability. It can be used to challenge confident spellers or for learning specialist vocabulary.
Included in Wordshark:
- 10,000 pre-recorded words and sentences
You can choose from 11 different areas, called ‘courses’, including phonics, high frequency words and the National Curriculum. There’s also a ‘search’ box to find particular words. If you’re not sure where to start, there is a ‘TEST’ button which takes the child through spelling tests and places them at the right starting point.
- National Curriculum
Children are expected to be able to spell some very difficult words as part of the National Curriculum, Key Stages 1 and 2. Wordshark allows students to work through these words using a variety of games, and includes handy revision lists.
- Homework spelling lists
When children come home with spellings to learn each week the words can be entered into the program and learnt using the Wordshark games. Homework doesn’t have to be boring!
- Repetition without boredom
The variety of games allows repetitive practice of the same words while keeping learning exciting.
If you want to create your own games materials outside of Wordshark, such as flash cards, just go to ‘help’ in the top menu bar. Some of the games, such as the word search and the crosswords, are also printable.
Our children love playing on Wordshark. They learn so much from it. It’s a wonderful, versatile resource.
V.Grindley – Parent
I thought Wordshark was wonderful before and now I realise I’ve only been accessing a tiny part of it, so it’s exciting to have so much more to discover.
Sophy Tonder – Parent, London
My child has loved using Wordshark and it has really improved her reading and writing. Our little son starts school soon so he will be put on the program too to give him the boost he will need.
Simon Robinson – Parent, Clacton