Wordshark has unique depth and quality.

It is a highly adaptable, trusted resource drawing on 25 years’ experience in meeting the wide-ranging learning needs of students.

Not only for SEND and EAL, it can help any student to learn spellings and improve reading skills.

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How Wordshark works

Based on a recommended min. 15-30 minutes of Wordshark per week…

Over 30 games

There are games for; single letters, phonics, syllables and whole words

There are 7 categories; Blend, Segment, Read, Spell, Patterns, Sentences, Alphabet

The games develop a variety of reading & spelling skills and offer rote practice too

4 ways, any combination:

Automatic Progression  ・  Set Work  ・  Personalised Lists  ・  ‘Free Play’


What’s included?

Placement test

Students take the placement test ‘Shark Challenge‘ when they first log in. It can be re-taken or skipped.

Setting Work 

For a more targeted approach you can Set Work. Choose from the 6 courses available or create your own lists.

Automatic Progression 

Students are placed in ‘Supershark‘ based on content from the ‘Wordshark’ course.

Reports & Progress

Students see a weekly progress pop-up report. Teachers can view reports for Supershark or for Set Work.

Log in at school/home

Students and teachers can access the program from anywhere, on computers, Chromebooks or iPads.

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What teachers say…

Wordshark has been very successful with the Year 8 and Year 9 students I am working with. There are a variety of motivating games which can be played to practise both…  Read this and other testimonials 

How will you use Wordshark?…

  For SEND?  Primary?  Secondary?  

10,000 words & sentences

Courses include National Curriculum spellings, Alpha to Omega, High frequency words, and Everyday vocabulary for students new to English.  Word lists are presented in a format to support your spelling lessons. Your own lists can also be added.

Dyslexia, SEND, EAL

Even reluctant students are motivated by Wordshark! Multi-sensory, carefully thought-through games and structured word lists make the program ideal for SEND. The courses and games are perfect for students learning English as an additional language.

Age & gender neutral

The choice of activities, concepts and words make Wordshark suitable for ages 5-16, from early introduction to phonics right through to spelling support in secondary school, filling gaps in knowledge or for learning specialist vocabulary.

The games

Each motivating game has a sound educational purpose helping to develop a variety of reading and spelling skills – not just rote practice. There are also games for synthetic phonics.

Adaptable & Versatile

Wordshark is hugely versatile, easily adjusted to the needs of each student. Choose from AP, Set Work, Free Play and Own lists. Students can, for example, re-take the placement test or be re-placed in AP. Make changes within games and more!

Measuring Impact

Wordshark records student activity to show time played, performance and any errors. 10-15 minutes every day playing the ‘Supershark’ course games ensures success!

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Why it works

No student is the same or learns in the same way, so Wordshark adapts to each of their needs, providing a wide choice of words, games, and options. Each game has a task which is to teach or reinforce a specific reading or spelling skill – success with Wordshark is all about the combined effect of these different games. Students also enjoy the reward activities, gaining confidence through independent learning.
  • Every game builds a different skill in reading and spelling
  • Options, settings and more make the program highly adaptable
  • Students can work independently, at their own level
  • Wordshark offers rote practice, in addition to introducing necessary skills




Looking for a Single User Licence? Wordshark v5 (offline) is available to purchase as a Computer Download or USB licence…

  • Licences are still available for this offline version in USB or download formats.
  • Suitable if you have no/very limited internet connection or your institution does not allow access to the internet.
  • Version 5 needs Windows 10 or Mac OSX – click here to check system requirements 
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Trusted by teachers for over 25 years

Fantastic resource – of all the resources our deaf children have used, this has been by far the most effective for teaching phonics and spelling. Age range from 5-13 year olds.
Kenny Fraser — Teacher of deaf students, South Ayrshire
Our network version enables me to programme for each student… a brilliant resource!
Amina Humayun Khan — Literacy & Dyslexia Specialist, GEMS Wellington International, UAE