Wordshark Online has unique depth and quality.

It is a trusted resource drawing on 25 years’ experience in meeting the wide-ranging learning needs of students, ideal for any student to learn spellings and improve reading skills, not only for SEND and EAL! Read on to find out about the placement test, automatic progression, set work, creating own lists, and progress reports…

“Feedback from the teachers has been really fantastic…it’s just a BRILLIANT program.”

Chris Skrzypko, St George Preca School 

“I like Wordshark because I can do it on my own. I like collecting coins and catching monsters through the maze.”

Jack, age 8, Bath UK

“It has become a highly valued resource in our literacy program. I’d recommend it to anyone.”

Lyn Nelson, Literacy Leader, St. Leonard’s CPS

Access Wordshark from anywhere

Students can access the program at home as well as at school. Teachers can plan lessons & view progress from anywhere. Wordshark can be used on computers, Chromebooks or iPads.

Placement test & Auto-progression 

Students take a placement ‘test’ (spelling games), which places them in an automatic progression mode, ‘Supershark’ – great for independent learning. Teachers can provide help where it is really needed.

Secondary subject lists now included! 

The lists familiarise students with basic vocabulary in different subjects in secondary school, including Maths, English, the 3 Sciences, D&T, Geography, Music and Citizenship. PDF


Set work from the many courses/lists 

You can also set work for students choosing from any of the courses and word lists. You can also create and select your own lists. 


Familiar with a previous ‘Wordshark’?

Whilst keeping the features that work, Wordshark Online offers a placement test, automatic progression, access for anywhere on a range of devices, photos for each word…and more!

Printable worksheets now available!

Word Search & Crossword worksheets are great for practice or revision, used in the classroom/as homework.

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As a dyslexia tutor this is the most effective tool I have found which allows a student to make progress whilst working alone, as well as being able to use it as a basis for additional support lessons. The range of options for games keeps students with dyslexia or EAL focussed on a much higher level of overlearning needed  to make good progress, than they would otherwise engage with.

Sharon Tringham PGCE (Canterbury Christ Church); BA Hons (Open); FdA Learner Support (Greenwich);  SpLd Dip (Hornsby); member of PATOSS and National Assoc., of Handwriting.

It has been incredibly helpful for my class as the algorithm works around their need. It can identify where the gaps are in the children’s knowledge and provides a number of activities to help the children learn and apply the spellings which have been taught. The reports as well have been helpful as they highlight the spelling rule they are currently learning and level of progress they have made from it. There are email reminders for those children who have not been engaging or have found a specific spelling rule which is difficult. What I love most about the program it moves on when the children are ready. If any errors or mistakes have been made, it will revert back to the core spelling rule.

Teacher at St John’s CE Primary School, Tunbridge Wells


Students are able to use Wordshark both in school and at home, which gives parents the opportunity to see their child’s progress and be involved in the learning process.

Stephanie Walmsley, Head of Middle School & Support Services and IMYC, JFK International School


In particular, I like the early introduction of 2 syllable words using learned vowel patterns in the Wordshark Course. My clients also love playing the reward games. It is easy to set lists for them to do and to match whichever intervention program I am using. I have matched it both to our reading program for younger children and to our rewards program for pre-teens and teens.

Robyn Monaghan, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist


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!

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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 
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