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Spelling City - A Closer Look

Spelling City (SC) is a site I've been exploring a lot lately and am thoroughly impressed with.
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Spelling City (SC) is a site I've been exploring a lot lately and am thoroughly impressed with. This has to be one of best sites I've come across for spelling and vocabulary in a long time. Also, this is a multifaceted site that can be used by educators, parents, or students.

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Once an account is created, the first thing a user will be able to do is a create a list. These lists are custom-made and can be any word the user likes. One of the coolest features of SC is how a word entered in a list is provided with a definition and a sentence. As with most things in Spelling City, these definitions and sentences can be customized. These lists can also be assigned groups for organization purposes.

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After a list is made, a user has the ability to play and search through different games that incorporates these lists. More games and features are available for those with a paid premium membership. These games are interactive and divided up between spelling and vocabulary. Also, these games can be turned into worksheets and printed out.

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Teachers can add students by giving them a username and password. They can then assign lessons -- one of the best features of Spelling City. Assignments are created by selecting a word list and choosing what areas to add, such as games, "teach me" (an innovative way to learn a word), writings, and more. Teachers then leave instructions and a due date for the students.

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Some other nice features include:

  • Online video tutorials
  • Very user friendly
  • Share and search existing lists by category
  • Good for varying age levels
  • Create printouts and worksheets
  • Premium membership offers lots of features, such as student tracking, best activities, no ads
  • More features are always coming
  • worksheets and alphabetical for younger kids
  • writing skills practice and parts of speech for older kids

I highly recommend checking out Spelling City by clicking here!

David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.

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