What's New

- changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY
- changed the application 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 the fourth grade - see below for a partial 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 partial list of the words in English for each level:

Level 1-5 - One Syllable Words
free, spin, band, pack, bath, dock, gold, pipe, club, shop

Level 6-9 - Words with Final Silent E.
cable, fable, gable, sable, stable, cradle, ladle, maple, staple, beetle

Level 10-13 - Various Vowel Sounds
angel, basis, cater, flagrant, fragrant, hasty, hatred, label, patent, sacred, statement, vacate

Level 14-16 - Sounds of ai, ou, ow & ea
paid, grain, staid, rail, flail, quail, snail, bound, found, ground, hound, mound, pound

Level 17-19 - Two Syllable Words
adage, ballast, rascal, lasso, antic, sadness, sandy, maggot, frenzy, empty, merit

Level 20-21 - Three Syllable Words
balcony, cavity, faculty, gravity, malady, vanity, amputate, absolute, altitude, ambulance, delicate, desolate, devastate

Level 22-25 - Miscellaneous Sounds
flung, swine, snore, charge, tinge, goose, wealth, screw, flake, flash

Level 26-29 - Long Sounds of I&U, Short Sounds of E&I
contend, content, intend, intent, dissect, detest, detect, inspect, object, respect

Level 30 - Silent Letters
lamb, comb, tomb, dumb, numb, bomb, crumb, thumb, debt, doubt, psalm, debtor, doubtful, subtle

iPad Screenshots

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

App Changes

  • June 27, 2013 Initial release
  • August 05, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • August 11, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • August 28, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 09, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • November 27, 2013 New version 2.0
  • December 18, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $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