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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!)

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

Teaches 150 sight words with regular spelling.

Breaks words into ‘phonic chunks’ and sounds them out.
Words are taught in meaningful sentence context with vibrant photos.
Designed for children to use independently - Hours of learning fun.

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

It’s like training wheels for spelling success!

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

i Can Spell with Phonics provides an easy introduction for beginning spellers, with no irregular words, no typing, and no spelling tests (these will be introduced in our later apps!)

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.

Each 10-word-lesson takes approximately 7 minutes to complete.

Simply tap “PLAY”, then pick one of the five words to start (from easy to hard).
Or pick a word list from 1 15, CVC words, a short vowel or digraph, or pick your own “My Words” list.

A 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 put in 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 makes a great LEARNING CENTER for the classroom.

All of the WORD LISTS can be viewed here: iCanSpell_WORD_LISTS.pdf

Our apps are designed to be highly educational, fun to play, and also take into consideration the needs of struggling literacy learners. Even older students needing more help with phonics will find the activities playable (and not too babyish).

No Ads - No In-App Purchases - No Worries!
All web links and app settings are placed behind a parental gate.

VOICE OPTIONS: Australian, American and British English

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

Synthetic or Analytic Phonics?
Our apps systematically break words into phonemes and sound them out. The WHOLE WORD and PHONICS are presented together. Neither is given priority, because BOTH the phonemic and visual aspects are important when learning to read and spell.

i Can Spell with Phonics teaches spelling through immersion and repeated exposure both visually to the correct spelling, as well as hearing and actively sounding out the words. Phonics is taught explicitly, and the words are also placed in meaningful sentence context.

The words included are phonemically regular sight words, however the vocabulary is not limited to the extent required by most SYNTHETIC PHONICS programs, which tend to dictate a specific order in which to introduce phonemes. If required, teachers can pick their own words for the lesson using “My Words” (words must be chosen from the 150).

We use a traditional pronunciation of “w” and “y” (“wuh” and “yuh”).


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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