Sumdog Spelling uses two types of questions - read aloud and cover.
For read aloud questions, students will hear the word read out, followed by a sentence using that word, then the word repeated on its own again. The student then types the word into the box.
With cover questions, the word will be shown on the screen, then will disappear as the student begins typing.
During the diagnostic phase, students will only be given read aloud questions.
Tip: if you are using Spelling in the classroom, make sure you have headphones, and make sure the volume is on, so that students can hear their questions clearly.