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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

(FREE/$3.99)


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

($1.99)


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







Phonics Genius

($0.99)


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








Abby Phonics - Third Grade

(FREE/$9.99)


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

($3.99)


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






Spell Mania: Spelling Games

(FREE)












Spell Grid: Swipe Letters, Spell Words

(FREE)












Hooked on Words

(FREE)











Mystery Word Town Spelling

($3.99)


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







Reading Eggs: Spelling Games Grade 3

($1.99)


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






Word Wizard for Kids

($4.99)


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








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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