Montessori Crosswords is a powerful app for spelling practice and word study, covering three to five letter words. There are several options for customization, including the option to focus on one sound. While Level 1 focuses on simple three letter words, Levels 2 and 3 present more of a challenge with four and five letter words that can be presented individually or in a crossword format.
One of the most attractive features in this app is the movable alphabet that allows users to spell out words with the help of audio and/or visual clues, depending on the settings chosen. The alphabet can be set to appear in alphabetical order or shown with vowels and consonants separated. The third option is the Qwerty mode for students who are already familiar with the letter order on a standard keyboard.
This app was made for young children beginning with 4 and 5 year olds who are becoming familiar with letter/sound relationships. Levels 2 and 3 target older elementary aged children who are learning to recognize and spell sight words. No matter the level, Montessori Crosswords is definitely worth the purchase ($2.99).