What's New

- changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- changed the app icon
- minor bug fixes

App Description

Designed for Educators and Speech Language Pathologists who are working with students learning english, this app can be used in the classroom and home. The app includes a wide variety of words appropriate for second grade - see below for a full list.

A variety of scaffolding support has been built in including the following:

- 3 hint modes: letter, vowel or consonant, and vowel or consonant and letter
- normal and slow pronunciation for each word (tap on the sound button to hear the slow pronunciation)
- uppercase and lowercase options

This app uses a QWERTY keyboard layout. As a result of the built-in scaffolding, this app can be used for different levels of spellers. The variety of scaffolding support make this spelling app stand out. This is great for tutoring and independent play in the classroom.

The reward at the end of each level is a short optional balloon popping game. Pop as many balloons as you can in 30 seconds to see who has the fastest fingers.

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Below is a full list of the words for each level:

Level 1-2 - Various Vowel Sounds
lime, tine, fine, mine, tell, well, yell, belt, rave, gave, pave, save, ill, bill, fill, rill, hill, cull, dull, gull, hull, mull

Level 3-6 - Long Vowel Sounds
blaze, craze, shape, state, fume, spume, fluke, flume, sneer, creed, steep, sleek, fleet, spite, quite, whine, spine, drive, tribe, brine, spire, bride,

Level 7-10 - Various Vowel Sounds
clasp, grasp, flask, graft, craft, book, good, took, foot, hook, small, stall, fall, wall, squall, boon, spoon, bloom, broom, stool, cramp, stamp, grand

Level 11-13 - Long Vowel Sounds
fatal, pagan, baby, lady, lazy, navy, racy, legal, regal, real, penal, taper, dial, trial, final, vital, rival, vial

Level 14-16 - Short Vowel Sounds
marry, rally, napkin, happy, pantry, tablet, elder, hectic, helmet, kennel, belfry, eddy, entry, envy, testy, selfish, civil, ditty, giddy, silly, livid, limit, limber, rivet, linen, millet, culprit, clumsy, funnel

Level 17-23 - Vowel Sounds of A.
care, share, spare, snare, game, lame, name, fame, tame, fast, mast, mask, past, scar, spar, star, garb, barb, charm, chart, lard, arm, yard, lake, gale, cape, shame, camp, damp, hand, land, sand, waft, raft, chaff, staff, war, warp, warm, ward, warn, fray, play, gray, stay, bray, danger, manger, wager, favor, flavor, savor, major, amber, banter, banner, handy, cancer, tamper, planet, hamper, stammer, larder

Level 24-26 - Vowel Sounds of E.
sheep, creep, sleep, sweep, speed, breeze, teeth, sneeze, bleed, freed, cedar, fever, tremor, secret, sequel, sequence, hero, zero, better, letter, enter, ever, never, sever, member, plenty, venom, clergy, fervor, hermit

Level 27-29 - Vowel Sounds of I.
bird, birch, chirp, flirt, girl, shirt, squirm, squirt, third, brier, cider, miser, spider, viper, client, giant, item, icy, spiral, ivy, bitter, differ, dinner, fritter, litter, river, shiver, silver

Level 30 - Vowel Sounds of O.
broker, clover, grocer, over, odor, solar, polar, poker, homely, poem, topic, moral

iPad Screenshots

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Second Grade Spelling with Scaffolding Pro screenshot 1 Second Grade Spelling with Scaffolding Pro screenshot 2 Second Grade Spelling with Scaffolding Pro screenshot 3 Second Grade Spelling with Scaffolding Pro screenshot 4 Second Grade Spelling with Scaffolding Pro screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 19, 2013 Initial release
  • July 29, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • July 31, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • November 27, 2013 New version 2.0
  • December 19, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 21, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • February 28, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • July 24, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 16, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99