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What's New in Version 2...

"My Words" option to pick your own words
Select a specific list of 10 words for the student's lesson. Includes option to choose a synthetic phonics list (S A T P I N M D).
Also select three "picture puzzles" for Activity Two, in which students drag vowels, digraphs, onsets or rimes to complete the words.

New reward games: "Fish Food" and "Space Rescue"
We have added two simple tap-tap style arcade games to reward students for completing a lesson.
If you would prefer students to play word games only, the arcade games can be turned off in 'Settings', in which case they can only choose "Word Search" or "Match the Pairs".

"i Can Spell with Phonics" is now available for the iPhone (as well as iPad).

App size has been reduced by more than 50%
It's now under 100MB, with no noticable reduction in the quality of speech sounds, photos or graphics!

i Can Spell with Phonics LITE...

Get the FREE 'lite' version now for your iPhone or iPad. It's just 65MB.

Gives parents and teachers the opportunity to try the app for FREE before purchasing the full version.

INCLUDES: 40 words (the full version has 150 words)
Word lists 1, 6, and 11, Short Vowels list 'a', plus Random Words levels 1 and 3.
The two reward arcade games, "Fish Food" and "Space Rescue", each include the first level.

What teachers are saying...

Developmentally Appropriate *****

I have trouble finding a phonics app that is developmentally appropriate for my students but this one is perfect! I LOVE that the beginning sight words are CVC words.. that students can hear the sounds of each letter. Great work to the makers of this app!

Engaging phonics app. *****

Many students at our school are choosing to use 'i Can Spell with Phonics' as a free choice activity at… lunch and recess times. They find the app fun and engaging as they learn to spell new words. At first they match the letters by colour, but as they have more practice and become more confident, they no longer need the colour prompts. There is a good progression from 3 letter words to digraphs… The clear photographs support ESL learners as they learn new vocabulary… There is just the right amount of support and prompts. I highly recommend the 'I Can Spell with Phonics' app.  Jenny Graetz - Elizabeth Grove Primary School

Great for targeting vowel sounds in speech therapy! *****

I love the variety of activities, high quality voice overs, intuitive design & nice graphics. Will be great to use with one of my patients who has very funky errors on vowel sounds. Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

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i Can Spell with Phonics

Ages 5 to 7, plus Remedial, ESL and Special Needs.

Easy to use – Top quality speech – Educationally sound – It gets results!

Designed for children to use independently – Hours of learning fun.
Kids learn phonics at the same time as learning to read and spell 150 commonly used words.
Spelling words are taught in meaningful context, but are also broken into “phonic chunks” and sounded out.
Each 10-word-lesson takes approximately 7 minutes to complete.

It’s like training wheels for spelling success!

Begin learning two letter words, CVCs, short vowel sounds and simple rimes, before moving on to consonant blends, common digraphs, including: sh, ch, th, ck, oo, ee, ow, ay, ou, ai, oa and r-controlled vowels: ar, ir, or, er.

All you need to know is how to ‘TAP’ - and how to ‘DRAG’.
Tap “Play”, then pick one of the five words to start (from easy to hard).
Each 10-word-lesson is made up of three activities, followed by a reward game.

Activity 1: Tap on the “phonic chunks” to build and sound-out each spelling word.

Activity 2: Name the pictures: Drag the vowels, beginning letters, rimes or digraphs to complete the words. (This may be completed strategically, or by trial and error.)

Activity 3: More “phonic chunks”, but this time the spelling words are in proper whole language context, with engaging sentences and vibrant photographs.

Reward Game: Choose between “Match the Pairs”, “Word Search”, “Fish Food” and “Space Rescue”.

For a full description of all the activities, please read the iCanSpell_GUIDE.pdf


i Can Spell with Phonics provides a SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT for learning how to spell.

PHONICS is taught explicitly, with each word broken into "phonic chunks" and sounded out, also improving PHONEMIC AWARENESS.

Spelling words are placed in meaningful, WHOLE LANGUAGE, real world sentence context.

i Can Spell with Phonics ONLY SHOWS CORRECT WORD IMAGES, never exposing learners to incorrect spellings, which can hinder visual assimilation of the correct letter sequence.

Students are ACTIVELY ENGAGED in the process of correctly spelling words while sounding them out.

i Can Spell with Phonics is purely educational (not 'edutainment'). It makes a great LEARNING CENTER for the classroom.

The app is also ENJOYABLE to play, to keep students' interest (which is even more important for students with LD, who may otherwise avoid literacy tasks).

NO ads – NO in-app purchases – NO worries! Settings and webs links are accessed through a parental gate.


The i Can Spell with Phonics app requires no setting up, apart from choosing your voice accent the very first time you use it.
There are USA, UK and Australian speech options.
(You may change voice accent at any time in ‘Settings’ via the cog icon on the front screen.)

If you find the reward arcade games too distracting for your classroom, these may be turned off, enabling students to play word games only.

A specific word list may be selected for the lesson. Students can practice just CVC words, or concentrate on a specific short vowel sound, or on particular digraphs.

Playing through numbered Word Lists 1 to 15 allows students to progress through all 150 words, beginning with 2 and 3 letter words, right through to words of 4 to 6 letters.
Completed lists get a star, so you know where students are up to.
"My Words" allows you to pick your own word list (from among the 150 words).

All of the WORD LISTS are documented in: iCanSpell_WORD_LISTS.pdf

i Can Spell with Phonics is a highly effective and enjoyable spelling app for beginners.
It does not include irregular words, silent letters, split digraphs/magic E, and other more difficult ‘phonic chunks’.
There is no typing, and there are no spelling tests. (All of these will all be introduced in our later apps!

As well as being a useful tool for the K-2 classroom, i Can Spell with Phonics is also suitable for older students needing more help with phonics. The activities are not babyish, and can be completed quickly or slowly at the students’ own pace.

Literacy intervention teachers will find that students who struggle with most literacy tasks will thrive on i Can Spell with phonics.


Whether you are buying this app for your four year old who has already mastered the sounds of the alphabet, or for your eight year old who still struggles to read, i Can Spell with Phonics will provide them with intensive phonics practice which is easy, fun and effective.

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