* over 700 spelling words (Dolch’s Sight Word List and more)
* customized spelling lists
* Multiple Word Lists: Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Sight Words, and other categorized word families
* narration: professional female narration or child’s voice
* choice of number of cards: 6, 12, 18
* upper or lower case letters
* block or cursive letters
* single-player, two-player mode or iComputer mode (play against the computer)
* audio and visual prompt to encourage taking turns
* X-Ray option: take a look at the cards for five seconds and memorize their position
* child proof SETTINGS button (press&hold)
* positive reinforcement lowers affective filters making learning a more engaging and enjoyable process
* child-friendly interface with appealing visual and audio effects
You may choose the number of cards to play. Words are chosen randomly from a pool of over 700 words. The task is to find pairs of cards with the same word. Success is rewarded with a quick fun game.
Watch this video that describes Memory Game Spelling Words App:
Number of Players
There are three modes when it comes to the number of players:
1. Single-Player mode: play memory game on your own
2. Two-Player mode: play with a friend
3. iComputer mode: play against the Computer.
Number of Cards
There are three possibilities to choose from when it comes to the number of cards. One may choose either six (arranged 3×2), 12 (3×4), or 18 (3×6) cards.
Letters may be displayed in cursive or block print. By swiping CURSIVE button in SETTINGS to ON, you may play memory game with words written in cursive letters.
Spelling Words Lists
There are Built-in spelling lists and Custom spelling lists.
Built-In Spelling Lists
There are 34 built-in spelling-word lists to choose from. The lists are categorized based on:
- Phonemic features of vowels – short, long (a, e, u, o, i)
- Number of syllables –spelling lists 1 – 6 and 14 – 19 are predominantly monosyllabic
- Dolch’s Spelling Word Lists: preprimer, primer, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade
- Semantics (meaning of words): calendar, food, animals, color, numbers
- Number of letters in a word: 1-3, 4-5, and 6+ letter words
- All words (700 words)
- Short ‘a’ CVC, VC (e.g. an, bat)
- Short ‘o’ CVC, VC (e.g. rob, ox)
- Short ‘u’ CVC, VC (e.g. cut, us)
- Short ‘e’ CVC, (e.g. hen, jet)
- Short ‘i’ CVC, VC (e.g. big, if)
- Short-vowel words CVC, VC without any consonant clusters or blends, and without double consonants (e.g. an, dog)
- ‘ck’ cluster (e.g. back, clock)
- ‘sh’, ‘ch’ and ‘tch’ blends/digraphs (e.g. each, fish)
- ‘tr’, ‘dr’ clusters (e.g. drink, truck)
10. ‘sl’, ‘fl’, ‘cl’, ‘gl’, ‘tl’, ‘bl’, ‘pl’ clusters (e.g. class, flick)
11. ‘th’ blend/digraph (e.g. father, this)
12. ‘nk’, ‘ng’ cluster (e.g. drink, sing)
13. Double consonant (e.g. apple, call)
14. All SHORT-VOWEL monosyllabic words (includes consonant clusters and blends, double consonants)
15. Long ‘a’ words mostly monosyllabic (e.g. face)
16. Long ‘o’ words mostly monosyllabic (e.g. go, broke)
17. Long ‘u’ words mostly monosyllabic (e.g. moon, soup)
18. Long ‘i’ words mostly monosyllabic (e.g. cheek, deed)
19. Long vowel words mostly monosyllabic (both ‘i’ in fine and ‘i’ in deed are included…)
20. Sight words
21. Dolch Word List Preprimer
22. Dolch Word List Primer
23. Dolch Word List 1st grade
24. Dolch Word List 2nd grade
25. Dolch Word List 3rd grade
26. Calendar (months, days, some numbers, seasons)
27. Food&drink (food, cooking, and food consumption)
28. Animals (living beings: lice, fish, ox, bee…)
31. 1-3 Letter Words
32. 4-5 Letter Words
33. 6+ Letter Words
34. All Words
Custom Spelling Lists
Upon downloading an app one custom spelling list is already created as an example what a custom spelling list might look like. This exemplary spelling list can be customized (words deleted, added), it can also be renamed.
To create a new custom spelling list
- Tap and hold Press&Hold Button in the upper right corner of the screen. The SETTINGS will appear
- Tap ‘Word List’ in the SETTINGS
- Scroll down till you reach CUSTOMIZABLE LISTS
- Tap ‘Add New’ and a list of 700 words will appear
- Tap a word to add/remove it to/from the list. A list MUST HAVE at least 10 words before it can be made active!
- In the search box on the top you may enter a word you wish to add/remove, or a letter/cluster of letters you wish the words you want to add/remove to have.
Example: enter letters ‘ck’, and you will get a list of all the words containing this cluster:
7. By tapping each letter a check mark appears (or disappears) indicating that the word was added to (or removed from) the spelling list.
8. To see all 700 words tap ‘All Words’ in the lower left part of the screen
9. To see only active words, that is, words selected for the spelling list, tap ‘Active Words’ in the mid section of the lower part of the screen
You practically can check all the words you have chosen for your spelling list by tapping ‘Active Words’
10. To see inactive words, that is, words NOT selected for the spelling list, tap ‘Inactive Words’
11. To Name /Rename the spelling list, tap ‘Rename’ button in the upper right corner next to ‘Done’ button
12. Delete the existing name of the list and type in a new name. Example: CK in words
13. When you are done tap ‘Done’ button in the upper right corner of the screen
14. To check if the custom made list (e.g. CK in words) is selected for the game, go to SETTINGS again and tap the desired spelling list (e.g. CK in words)
15. When finished, tap ‘Done’ button in the upper right corner of the screen
Tap the upper left corner once during the game to see an X-Rayed picture of the cards. The dinosaur pictures will become transparent and the position of the cards will be revealed for 5 seconds.
After each game a child is offered a mini game as an intermission between two memory games. This mini game feature can be turned OFF. The mini game is set either at night or day. A set of dinosaurs are crossing a bridge. One dinosaur is standing under the bridge waiting for his cousin dinos to join him. So, the task is to tap only the cousin dinos and no other dinos. By tapping the right dino, his parachute opens up and he lands safely under the bridge. By tapping the wrong dino, he just falls flat on the ground.
Timing and Scoring in Results
Each game is timed. The timing is displayed at the top of the screen. Number of attempts are also counted and displayed at the top of the screen. Scores for SINGLE PLAYRE MODE are recorded for each level and can be seen in Results. The Results offer the following information:
- Date and time played
- Duration of the game
- Number of attempts
- The spelling list used in the game
By shaking your device you may start a new game. Every new game gets randomly different music, different set of dinosaurs displayed on the back of each card. Even the color of cards changes at the beginning of a new game. You may turn OFF background music. You may also turn OFF the dinosaur game.