Wordshark software is a major language teaching resource especially
designed for dyslexic learners,
used widely in schools
recommended by educators.
Find out all the great new features in Wordshark 5!
teachers, speech therapists, Learning Support Centres, home schoolers,
special schools including those for Autistic and cerebral palsied children,
Foundation Phase teachers,
and many children being helped at home after school.
makes Wordshark so special to remedial teachers?
love the fact that the word lists are based on the book "Alpha
to Omega" by Dr Beve Hornsby - this is the basic reference
work for most remedial teachers. And they can set up a special lesson
program for each of their pupils - so that all the games are based only
on the chosen words for that pupil.
it only for children with learning problems?
Not at all. It is great for anyone who has to
learn words or spelling (see Toni's tip).
it be used to help with school home-work?
can quickly type in the child's spelling lists from school - record
the sounds, too. Then children can play games while they see, hear and
practise their words. Each child in a family can keep their own private
word lists and scores.
to Toni for this tip: Help your
child with tests in other subjects too - enter keywords for Science
and Biology, Xhosa and Social Studies - then let them play!
do children with visual problems cope?
graphics are specially designed to be appealing yet simple so that children
with perceptual problems can focus on their work. The program combines
the excitement of computer games with the serious task of learning to
read and spell. It offers 36 different games which use sound graphics
and text to teach and reinforce word recognition and spelling.
language skills does Wordshark cover?
program includes phonics, onset and rime, homophones, spelling rules,
common letter patterns, visual and auditory patterns, prefixes, suffixes,
roots, word division, high frequency words, use of words in context,
alphabet and dictionary skills and more.
games and the selection or words have been specially targeted to assist
those with specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia).
variety of games, concepts and words make Wordshark suitable for use
in both primary and secondary schools as well as
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50 different games provide very high motivation and interest.
Each game is designed to help with one or more aspects of reading and
Variable speeds and other options meet all grades of skill.
Words range from the simplest 2 or 3 letter ones to complex multisyllable
Word lists are arranged in 6 alternative structured courses covering:
- The 3 stages of the book Alpha to Omega
The Literacy Hour (UK Government framework for spelling and word recognition)
- General course for older users/adults
- Letters and Sounds for Foundation Phase
- Short course to support different phonic schemes, with recommended
- Secondary school Subject lists covering vocabulary for subjects in
A Search box easily locates any word or list.
Sentences give the words in context with a worksheet for every list.
You can create your own lists very easily.
Work can be set and student records kept.
The easy to follow A4 manual includes all word lists and advice on use.
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7/8/10 or Mac OSX
10.3, 10.4, 10.5 and latest version
Processor - at least 2.5 GHz+ on 32-bit or 64-bit
RAM at least 1 GB available
Free hard disk space 5 GB
and speakers or headphones
Screen resolution 800 x 600 up tp 1920 x 1080
CD or DVD drive (the network version requires a CD for
Microphone for your own recording in Wordshark - optional
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