Wordshark 4


This is the fourth version of a computer programme designed to provide individual help in learning to read and to spell. It includes 55 games and 9000 pre recorded words and sounds arranged in 6 alternative courses. Alpha to Omega is a course for children with special educational needs. Literacy Hour is particularly useful for juniors and can be used as a structured phonics course. The General course for older users advances in finely graded steps. Letters and Sounds is written for the early stages of teaching reading with an emphasis on synthetic phonics. At the end of this course there is a set of assessment activities. The short course to support different phonic schemes has fewer lists than the other courses but covers all the major phonemes and graphemes in single syllable words. The secondary subject course provides vocabulary lists for 13 school subjects. Students can make their own lists and there are printable worksheets, flash cards and spelling lists.

Formats available



suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them