Word Wizard

word-wizard-iphone-ipadWord Wizard $2.99  meets the needs of many children with a variety of disabilities and meets the Common Core Standards for all students. Before you start customize your settings.  Do you want ABC keyboard or a QWERTY keyboard? Do you want upper or lower case? Do you want to hear phonics? If you want more setting such as font size, highlighting the word,, animation between words and more these are all available to you.  If you have a child in who is in Pre k-Kindergarten this app identifies the letters of the alphabet each time you touch a letter.One of the key attributes are students touch the letter hear the phonic sound and it’s letter sound giving the child command of the board and letting them create sounds. As students get older the app is has built in spelling lists from Dolch Words to 1000 most Frequently used words.  This meets Grade one‘s  Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. The app also allows students to create their own lists given to them by their teacher meeting second grade Common Core, Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g.,cage → badge; boy → boil).  The teacher can follow the spelling Common Core using this app as each grade requires students to learn another level of spelling.  I think this app is appealing pre K- grade 5 because of the colors and presentation.  Special needs students who are older may enjoy because it has large tiles and makes letter sounds.  In my class I use it with my girls who are 14 and 15.  They love the rainbow background and making words.  They like the ability of making 5 word tests and the sense of accomplishment.  As we go on in the blogs there will be other spelling apps for older students.  All around though this is a great app with clean features, clear phonics, large alphabet keys for students who may have fine motor issues.