Wordshark is a trusted resource for spelling, developed by specialist teachers and bought almost entirely on recommendation. It has unique depth and quality, drawing on 25 years’ experience in meeting the wide-ranging learning needs of students. Now meet Wordshark Online, offering even more!

Feedback from the teachers has been really fantastic…we are all loving the teacher back end of the program. It’s just a BRILLIANT program.

Chris Skrzypko, St George Preca Primary School


Web-based – great for homework

Access Wordshark from anywhere, including on Chromebooks or iPads. Students can access their work at home as well as at school. Teachers can plan lessons when and wherever they want.

Automatic Progression 

A new baseline test places each student at the best starting point. They can work independently and move forward with their own individual learning journey. This gives teachers more time to focus on help where it is really needed.

The best of all worlds

Wordshark offers great flexibility. Use the Supershark course with its automatic progression, or set work for students using one of the other courses or using your own word word lists!

New look

Wordshark online has a new look, an easy-to-use interface, photos and videos, and new style reports. Age neutral graphics are suitable for older students as well as the younger ones.

Webinars, trials, prices…

Not in the UK? Register interest*

* As part of a phased rollout, you’ll be contacted as soon as Wordshark Online becomes available

Not in the UK? Register interest*

* As part of a phased rollout, you’ll be contacted as soon as Wordshark Online becomes available


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 & easy to use

Wordshark is easy to use but also hugely versatile – easily adjusted to the needs of each student. You can set work, use automatic progression or ‘dip’ into the program…and you can create your own words lists.

Measuring Impact

Wordshark records track time spent on games and shows results – with errors clearly highlighted. Regular, short sessions and a mixture of games e.g. using ‘Supershark’ ensures success!

Looking for Wordshark 5 (offline version)?

It’s still available to buy for a one-off price

Reasons why you may prefer Wordshark 5

  1. You have no or limited internet connection
  2. You prefer to pay a one-off price
  3. You already use Wordshark 5 and just need additional licences
  4. Your institution has strong GDPR restrictions which limit internet access
  5. You want your Wordshark product to have a similar look and feel to Numbershark (note: Numbershark is not available online)
  6. You want to create and share your own foreign language lists
Licences available: USB, Download, Network view tech spec
Want to read more about Wordshark 5?

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

Trusted by teachers for over 20 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