How to Play
In Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling, kids travel back in time to the Old West to help the sheriff of Word Town rustle up the Huevos Rancheros Gang. The outlaws had stolen some gold and are currently holed up in the town's buildings. As kids search each building for the bad guys, they find the missing treasure as well as letters of the alphabet to spell words. To move from room to room, players must complete the spelling of words, using the letters they have found.
Multiple Levels and Customizable Spelling Lists!
Kids can choose to spell words assigned to three difficulty levels. And they can add their weekly spelling words to create customized lists. Budding spellers can also select to have the words be spoken aloud as they are seen or they can opt to just see a partially spelled word with no hint as to what it is. The latter is the harder option, because kids are solving word puzzles in addition to straight-out spelling.
What Makes This Spelling Fun?
With Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling, players feel as if they are solving a mystery as they search each building's rooms for the missing gold. As outlaw-wranglers, kids complete the spelling of a word to open each new door or window as they search; so they are motivated to get the spelling correct. Also amusing are the quirky captured outlaws who talk to you from Wanted Posters and the ethereal sheriff who is a little round ghost.
Mystery Word Town lassoed our top 5-star rating by including the ability to add your own words and set up your own spelling list from added and already included words. Also good is the way kids use critical thinking skills to plan out the use of the letters they have found. This app is a great way to turn the dreaded weekly spelling list into a highly anticipated weekly spelling game.
Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling
is a good fit for any child who has weekly spelling lists. It is also a fun learning game, so even kids without spelling lists will enjoy playing it and learning new words.Bonus Tip
: If your kids like the format of this game, they may also enjoy the same developer's similar app called Mystery Math Town
.This Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling app review was written by Jinny Gudmundsen.
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