WordShark 5

WordShark V5 combines the excitement of computer games with the serious task of learning to read and spell. WordShark’s strength lies in its educational integrity. Each of the 60 motivating games is designed to address discreet skills in the teaching and reinforcing of reading and spelling.

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Wordshark for Reading & Spelling

Wordshark provides a fun and effective games-based solution for students learning to spell and read.

The program is especially effective in helping students with special educational needs including dyslexia.

The games and selection of pre-recorded words are specially structured to assist those with dyslexia, but work equally well for a wide range of users including able spellers and those with EAL. WordShark V5 is suitable for a wide age range.

The variety of games, concepts and words makes WordShark V5 suitable for use in both primary and secondary schools as well as at home. It offers high motivation and interest within a structured learning process.

Key Features of Wordshark

Ages 5 – 15

Meets the needs of a wide age range and ability range. The variety of games, content, plus options to tailor the program make it highly versatile.

Wide-ranging content

The 10,000 words in Wordshark are grouped into easy-to-use, structured courses. You can also customise Wordshark by adding your own lists.

For Dyslexia and Other SEN

The program is ideal for students with special educational needs including dyslexia, as well as those who are new to English (EAL).


Learning is more effective when it’s fun! The Wordshark games and reward games offer an enjoyable and motivating way to learn spellings and improve reading skills.

Easy to Use & Adaptable

The program is easy for both teachers and students to use. It is also incredibly flexible – it adapts to the requirements of each teacher and needs of each student.

Tried, tested, effective

Wordshark is used in 11,000+ schools worldwide and has been helping students with their reading and spelling for over 20 years. The program is most often bought on personal recommendation.

Why It Works

For School

No student is the same or learns in the same way, so Wordshark adapts to each of their needs, providing a wide choice of words, games, and options. Each game has a task which is to teach or reinforce a specific reading or spelling skill – success with Wordshark is all about the combined effect of these different games. Students also enjoy the reward activities, gaining confidence through independent learning.

  • Every game builds a different skill in reading and spelling
  • Options, settings and more make the program highly adaptable
  • Students can work independently, at their own level
  • Wordshark offers rote practice, in addition to introducing necessary skills

For Home

The range of activities in Wordshark is perfect for keeping learning fresh and exciting. Each game focuses on improving a specific reading or spelling skill. You can adapt it to the learning level and pace of your child, and extra options allow more personalisation. For example, you can change the background colour to make it easier to read the words. You can slow down or speed up games, or choose your own words, pictures or sprite!

  • Every game builds a reading or spelling skill
  • It’s highly adaptable – brilliant for a wide range of different needs
  • Games are fun and motivating, with success building confidence
  • Children can work at the level and pace that’s right for them, helping them improve faster

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (Please note: the programs are not compatible with Windows 10 in S mode ; 64-bit compatible)
macOS 10.9 to 10.15 (Please note: some issues have been reported with Mac OS X Mojave 10.14 and Catalina 10.15)

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