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3rd Grade Spelling & Phonics Apps/Online Tools

This list of spelling & phonics apps/online tools is aligned to 3rd grade ELA TEKS & Common Core Standards.

The apps and online tools below help review and reinforce spelling and phonics skills in 3rd grade.

TEKS: 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.1C, 3.1E, 3.17D, 3.24A, 3.24B, 3.24C, 3.24D

CCSS: L.3.2.E, L.3.2.F, L.3.2.G, RF.3.3

Third Grade Learning Games

Third Grade Learning Games


This app features various educational games that teach syllables, parts of speech, grammar, analogies, and prefixes, as well as many math and science learning games.

iOS (Free/Paid)


TeachMe: 3rd Grade


This app teaches Dolch third grade sight words and 350+ 3rd grade level words in addition to third grade multiplication and division.

iOS only

Phonics Genius


This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds.

iOS only

Abby Phonics - Third Grade


This app features flashcards and interactive exercises that strengthen children's reading, sentence completion, writing, spelling, and more.

iOS only (Free/Paid)

Phonograms by Spalding Education


This app helps students learn the phonics connection between speech sounds and the written symbols that represent those sounds (phonograms).



Spell Mania: Spelling Games


iOS only

Spell Grid: Swipe Letters, Spell Words


iOS only

Hooked on Words




Mystery Word Town Spelling


This app makes spelling practice fun as students explore buildings in a western town to find lost letters that spell words and unlock doors.

iOS only

Reading Eggs: Spelling Games Grade 3


This app features 10 interactive spelling games - each reinforcing a different literacy skill, including proofreading, word endings and plurals, compound words, syllables, and more.

iOS only

Word Wizard for Kids


This app features a movable alphabet that makes each letter sound. Students can use the app to practice phonics patterns and practice spelling words.

iOS only

Common Spelling Patterns by Education Galaxy

Common Syllabication Patterns by Education Galaxy

Contractions by Education Galaxy

Abby Explorer Phonics - Third Grade (Free Phonics Worksheets)

Must Pop Words by ABCYA

Make a Word Search Puzzle by ABCYA

Spelling with Vowels by ABCYA

Spelling Bees Spelling Practice by ABCYA

Spelling Spree by ABCYA

Third Grade Language Arts Games by Turtle Diary

Spelling Central by Mr. Nussbaum

Grilled Cheese Please by Mr. Nussbaum

Everglades Spelling by Mr. Nussbaum

Do you have any other apps or online tools/games you use to help your third graders practice phonics or spelling? Please share you ideas in the comments.

~Heather Watson

Watson Works, LLC

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