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Spelling City - A Closer Look

Spelling City - A Closer Look

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.