Engaging spelling practice

  • 25 fun spelling learning games
  • Read aloud questions with real voices
  • Look, cover, spell questions
  • Over 7,000 words
  • 99% coverage of the National Curriculum
  • Age 5-14

Read-aloud questions

The read-aloud questions are read by a real human voice not a robot, so every word is clear and high quality.

The word is read alone, followed by the word being used in a sentence. This method provides context and understanding of how words should be used, and facilitates the learning of words and letter patterns.

Look, cover, spell question

We also intersperse ‘Look, Cover, Spell’ questions, which replicates the classic ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ method. The word is shown on screen and then disappears as soon as the student begins to enter their answer, tapping into visual memory.

Support for remote learning

To support you and your school to teach remotely with Sumdog, we’re hosting daily webinars. Don’t worry if you can’t make it live, we record them so you can watch them at a time at that suits you.

Spelling words list

We currently have over 7,000 words for pupils to practise as part of Sumdog Spelling, which includes 99% coverage of the National Curriculum appendices words and 93% coverage of Jolly Phonics.

Our downloadable PDF lists of all the words we currently cover (and we’re always adding more!)

How it works - create quick personalised practice

  1. Let Sumdog choose words, or choose from thousands of words to create your own custom word lists for your class to practise. Search for individual words, or search by phonemes, graphemes and spelling rules.
  2. Match them to your weekly word lists and set up practice in advance, for classwork or homework.
  3. We take care of the paperwork and marking, so you can focus on teaching.
“Even in their spare time the pupils are picking to play Sumdog Spelling rather than play other games”
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