SPELL-Links WordUP!™ — a unique educational app from the publishers of the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing™ curriculum — is a fun and effective learning, review, and application tool to improve reading, spelling, vocabulary, and oral language skills. Choose an activity — No Fouls  or  Build on the Base  —  adjust settings, and select words to support a student at the appropriate level.



target audience

All K–12 students. SPELL-Links WordUP!™ is fun for everyone and ideal for students who need to improve their reading and spelling, and it’s perfect for English language learners. Use one-on-one, in small or large groups, and at independent work stations. Choose an activity, adjust settings, and select words to support a student at the appropriate level.


Skills & content 

Awareness of sounds in words (phonological awareness) • Letter-sound relationships • Letter patterns and spelling rules (orthographic knowledge) • Awareness of base words, prefixes, and suffixes (morphological awareness) •  Spelling • Reading  • Vocabulary

"SPELL-Links WordUP! is very cool and the sound effects are great. It’s engaging and a great learning tool."

"I like that the SPELL-Links WordUP! games are challenging and not kiddish for young adults…motivating without being distracting for an 8 year old."

“Kids like it! My students enjoyed the flashiness of a correct answer and the game-like qualities.”

“I like that it’s a fun way to practice specific skills aligned to the SPELL-Links program.”

“I used SPELL-Links WordUP! with a small group of three students. They were great at taking turns and the game goes quickly enough to avoid wasting time.”


Compatible with Apple iPad running iOS 7.1 or later.

What makes SPELL-Links WordUP! different? Other phonics and word study programs begin with the written letter and teach students how to match the letter to a sound. SPELL-Links WordUP! teaches students to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words first, and then to connect the sounds they say and hear with the letters they see in the printed word and the word's meaning. This is exactly how the brain works in good readers and writers!