The Science ofSpelling!

The proven spelling curriculum with free spelling games enjoyed by millions of learners worldwide!

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Spelling and reading build and rely on the same mental representation of a word. Knowing the spelling of a word makes the representation of it sturdy and accessible for fluent reading Catherine Snow

Spelling Shed's approach to spelling involves the relationship between sounds and written symbols as well as using morphology to help spell through meaning.

The carefully selected word lists and engaging activities provide opportunities to incorporate phonics and meaning to strengthen spelling skills and build vocabulary acquisition.

The Spelling Shed Curriculum

Our spelling program is the most up-to-date curriculum available, based on cutting-edge, Science of Reading research about spelling instruction.

Many researchers, including Gentry (2019) and Moats (2019), agree that spelling is foundational for reading and that good spellers build strong readers. Spelling not only supports reading, but it also aids in the process of orthographic mapping, and vocabulary acquisition. Explicit spelling instruction might be the crucial missing component to success in reading, according to recent cognitive science studies.

Each explicit and systematic Spelling Shed lesson is designed to be easy to use and highly effective. The lessons incorporate phonics, morphology, and etymology elements and include a variety of instruction and activities that engage and challenge students while they learn. They are created to be flexible to fit within the variable timetables that schools have.

Mastery Zone


Mastery Zone is the EdShed tool that ensures each pupil's learning is focused on the words and spelling patterns they need to master in order to progress. Powered by our own Nano Bees, Mastery Zone acts as a tireless learning companion, continuously tracking each pupil's spelling and vocabulary gaps and automatically providing targeted practice until mastery is achieved, freeing teachers for richer classroom experiences.

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Fun, engaging games used by millions of students worldwide

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Word Lists

Our system gives access to over a million word lists, including our official lists and custom made lists.


Custom Word Lists

As well as our structured curriculum lists, you can duplicate and edit existing word lists, or just create your own.


Spelling Shed is made by teachers, for teachers and was developed in the founder's classroom. We have built a suite of tools to enable teachers and schools to manage students' data, including reporting on assessments. Spelling Shed tracks student game plays along with their responses. Teachers can monitor weekly activity in order to advance or remediate as needed.

Our platform enables learning to happen anywhere and everywhere giving educators the peace of mind that students can learn and get practice unhindered.

Our administration tools also allow districts to manage school data centrally.

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Feature Comparison

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Spelling Shed games
Student Logins
Assignments Sets
Assignments lock
Tests(Includes printable parent report) (7-days history) (Includes printable parent report)
Hive games (7-days history)
Challenges (7-days history)
Custom Leagues (7-days history)
Spelling proficiency tracker
Words spelled with errors
Writing scanner
Classlink rostering
Wonde rostering
Clever rostering (Classroom only) (Whole school only)
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Free Resources

Interactive Letter Tiles

Drag and drop letters, graphemes and other useful tiles with our free letter tile tool.

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Science of Reading

The Science of Reading is the culmination of an extensive body of scientifically-based research that spans more than 50 years.

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Free Resources

Download a variety of guides, display resources and certificates for use with Spelling Shed.

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