Spelling Star downloads in just a few moments, as it's a lightweight app which only takes up 13.3 MB of space. The app is very simple yet has all the functions and features that students, parents, or teachers would require in order to create and practice with word lists.
Creating a word list is as simple as entering words and recording the audio for them. Users also have the option of creating duplicates of any list so that they can modify the entries slightly to cater to different students' needs.
Practice and Progress
When you start practicing a list, you'll be able to receive hints for your word in case you get stuck. If you spell the word correctly without asking for a hint, you'll earn a star! Earn three stars on a word and it'll be removed from the list.
What I love about this app is that unlike many other spelling apps, if you get a word wrong, you can redo it immediately without having to go through the rest of the list. This means there's more chance of reinforcement of the correct spelling.
The app has comprehensive progress-tracking functions so parents, teachers, or even the students themselves can immediately take a look at how well each list has been done immediately after a practice run. The screen where each of the lists is displayed for selection also shows the progress for that particular list.
Earn a star whenever you spell a word correctly without hints
Spell a word correctly three times without hints, and the word is removed
Gives users the option to redo the word if you get it wrong without going through the rest of the list
Track your or your child/students' progress
Receive stars for getting the correct answers
Make a duplicate of any list
Create lists and share them with your students or friends
There is nothing negative to say about this app
Spelling Star is a well-rounded app without the fluff features that often serve to confuse or at least annoy the user. I'd highly recommend this iPhone and iPad app to anyone who wishes to strengthen their spelling skills.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.