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Reading Doctor® Software is being described by educators as a breakthrough in teaching children to read and spell. Our computer software and tablet apps strengthen skills found through research to be crucial in helping students of all ages to improve their literacy skills. Teaching vital reading skills such as phonological & phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, decoding and sight word recognition is easy with our unique, multi-sensory, patent pending teaching platform. Reading Doctor® Software is designed by leading speech-language pathologist and reading development expert Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. Regardless of whether you are a teacher, a reading specialist, a person learning English or a parent, we sincerely hope our programs become your favourite teaching tool!

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How to use Word Builder

We are sure you will find Word Builder to be an extremely useful tool for teaching students about written English. Please take a moment to read this guide before you begin using Word Builder with students.

We suggest you have your copy of Word Builder with you while you read this guide so you can try the various features for yourself before using the app with students. If you don't have Word Builder yet, you can purchase from the app store HERE. If you are not sure where to begin, please try our

GUIDED TOUR OF WORD BUILDER

Otherwise, click a link below to get started! 


WHAT IS WORD BUILDER?

Learn about the purpose of Word Builder and the skills it helps you to teach.

 


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OVERVIEW OF FEATURES

See a summary of the all of the buttons and elements that make up the Word Builder app.


CHANGE WORDBUILDER'S ACCENT

Learn how to change the English accent used in Word Builder.


BUILD WORDS BY TAPPING ON LETTER-SOUND TILES

Learn how to build words using letter-sound tiles so students can see and hear the speech sounds in words they are learning.


SWAP AND REMOVE LETTER-SOUND TILES

Learn how to swap tiles within a word you have built.


DELETE LETTER-SOUND TILES OR WHOLE WORDS

Learn how to delete letter-sound tiles or words you have made in the word display area.


BUILD A WORD WITH A 'SILENT E' 

Learn how to add a 'silent e' to a word and change a short vowel into a long one.


ADJUST LETTER-SOUND CLUES (MNEMONICS)

See how you can change the memory cues to help students remember letter-sound relationships.


ADJUST THE DIFFICULTY OF LETTER-SOUND PATTERNS

See how you can change letter-sound pattern difficulty to make harder words.


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SHARE YOUR WORD WITH OTHERS, SAVE THEM, MAKE A LIST AND MORE! 

Learn how to create lists of words you have built with Word Builder. You can also save them as images or share them with others via Facebook, Twitter or other social media.


LOAD SAVED TILE SETS

See how you can load preset tile sets that correspond to popular synthetic phonics programs or your own letter-sound tile sets that you have created.


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CREATE YOUR OWN TILE SETS

Learn how to create and save your own letter-sound tile sets.


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REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TILES IN WORDS

See how you can change the maximum number of tiles allowed in words students are building.


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CHECK THE SPELLING OF A WORD

See how you can check the spelling of a word you have made.


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HIGHLIGHT PARTS OF WORDS FOR A STUDENT

Learn how you can highlight certain letter combinations in a word that a student has made.


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MUTE THE MOUTH THAT SAYS THE SPEECH SOUNDS

Learn how you can turn off the animated mouth so that students have to say the speech sounds by themselves.


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CHANGE THE SPEECH SOUND FOR A TILE

Learn how to change the speech sound for a tile while keeping the letters as they are, helping you to build 'sight words' which contain unusual letter-sound relationships, such as "was" and "said".


CHANGE THE LETTER PATTERN FOR A TILE

Learn how to change the letter pattern for a tile while keeping the speech sound as it is, so you can build 'sight words' that contain unusual letter-sound relationships, such as "was" and "said".


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INSERT BLANK TILES

Learn how to put down blank tiles when tapping sounds, insert a blank tile in a word or replace letter-sound tile with a blank tile.


ADD AN APOSTROPHE TO A WORD

Learn how to add apostrophes to words such as didn't, hadn't and it's.


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ADD A 'SCHWA' VOWEL TO A WORD

Learn how to change a vowel speech sound into a neutral 'schwa' vowel.


MUTE A SPEECH SOUND IN A WORD

Learn how to mute a speech sound in a word you have built so that you can build words with silent letters, such as 'castle' and 'numb'.


BREAK A WORD INTO SYLLABLES

Learn how to use syllable markers to divide multisyllabic words up into syllables.


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ADJUST W/Y AND WH/QU PRONUNCIATION

Choose between 'traditional' and 'recommended' pronunciations of these letter-sound tiles.


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RESET DEFAULT PRESETS

Learn how to restore the preset letter-sound tile sets to the default sets included when the app was first installed.