Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vocabulary and Spelling City - Review and Giveaway

I was excited to review Vocabulary and Spelling City because while juggling the daily school schedule it is wonderful to have a subject that one of my students can accomplish, without my help.  This site does just that.  It is not busy work on the computer.  Rather when my children sit down to Vocabulary and Spelling City they learn how to spell and the correct definition of these words.

Vocabulary and Spelling City is designed so that you can have multiple learners, each with their own spelling lists.  The teacher/parent can either upload their own or use a list already on the site.  Initially my goal was to challenge my ten year old's spelling skills.  I was delighted to find that my six year old who is a bit behind her grade level in reading skills, adored working on the site.  Not only did she learn to spell many Dolch words, but in the process she learned to read them, too.

If you are looking for a spelling list there are many options.

You can search by state:

Or by subject - Dolch-site words, compound words, sound alike words, geography lists, math words or science words and more.

And if your child is in school you can search by that, too.

I used our own lists and here are the favorite games in my house:

Hang Mouse

Word search - which can be made more difficult and timed.

If your child is learning to alphabetize you'll want to use this portion of the site.

Spelling words can also be used to reinforce parts of speech.

And handwriting worksheets from the spelling lists can be created.

Vocabulary and Spelling City is a great asset, whether you teach your children at home or if they are in a traditional school setting.  In exchange for reviewing the premium version of this site I was given a one year subscription and I can see that my children are greatly benefiting from it.  I am pleased to have found a learning tool that my children can work on independently while I give my attention to another student.  When my year expires I will definitely be renewing it.

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a premium membership at Vocabulary and Spelling City:

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