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
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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.
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.
Learn how to create and save your own letter-sound tile sets.
See how you can change the maximum number of tiles allowed in words students are building.
Learn how you can highlight certain letter combinations in a word that a student has made.
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".
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".
Learn how to use syllable markers to divide multisyllabic words up into syllables.
Choose between 'traditional' and 'recommended' pronunciations of these letter-sound tiles.
Learn how to restore the preset letter-sound tile sets to the default sets included when the app was first installed.