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Spelling Apps for Students

From iPhones to iPads and Android tablets, and from preschool to middle school and high school, these spelling apps are great for students. Being skilled at spelling may help improve vocabulary and reading comprehension; for English-language learners, knowing how to spell helps teach the parts that make up words and makes it easier to learn grammar. Check out these apps to help students learn how to spell new words by playing games, experimenting with word construction, and taking quizzes using premade or custom lists.

Alpha Writer, by Montessorium Publisher: Montessorium, LLC
Well-crafted app lets emerging readers and writers develop reading skills through word building
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Word Wagon - by Duck Duck Moose Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Charming objects and animals turn spelling into play
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Freefall Spelling Publisher: Merge Mobile
Cute, colorful app offers solid early spelling practice, custom lists
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Avokiddo ABC Ride Publisher: Avokiddo E. Katsantonis & sia e.e.
Inventive letter-learning activities take kids on a near-perfect ride
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Rocket Speller
Fun, easy-to-use game makes spelling fun
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Word Wizard - Talking Movable Alphabet with Spell Check and Fun Spelling Tests Publisher: L'Escapadou
Super-structured spelling support and word-building free play, too
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling Publisher: Artgig Studio
Old West crime-fighting takes kids on a spelling adventure
Grades 1-4
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Fire phone
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My Spelling Test
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Publisher: Funflip Studios
Empowering app engages students in spelling self-assessment
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price $.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
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SpellBoard Publisher: PalaSoftware, Inc.
Well-designed, kid-empowering spelling list creator
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
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Words for Osmo Publisher: Tangible Play Inc
Versatile word game challenges across content areas and abilities
Grades 1-6
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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Scribblenauts Remix Publisher: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Vocab-building word puzzles inspire creative problem-solving
Grades 5-8
Type App
Price $.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
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Miss Spell's Class Publisher: Dictionary.com, LLC
Fast-paced game puts spelling skills to the test
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD
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SAT Vocab - MindSnacks Publisher: MindSnacks
Variety is key in charmingly effective SAT vocab app
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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