Spelling City

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Spelling City Review

Spelling City is an award winning app designed to help kids learn spelling and improve vocabulary and grammar skills. Spelling City has over 40 premium learning games and activities with popular word lists for every subject and grade level.

Spelling City is a website that helps users bolster their spelling skills. It is ideal for English language learners and special needs students. Users get a 14-day free trial of Vocabulary A-Z, which includes access to VocabularySpellingCity. After the trial, users can subscribe to continue using the service.

Spelling City Features

  • Over 40 ad-free games and activities.
  • Supports Common Core State Standards
  • Vocabulary exercises to enhance reading comprehension.
  • Phonics activities tailored for beginner readers.
  • Writing tasks to develop writing skills.
  • Review lists to target and improve missed words.
  • Monitoring of child's progress, activities, and scores.
  • Accessible through a mobile app.

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How much does Spelling City cost?

Parents and teachers can upgrade their SpellingCity.com account to a Premium membership on Vocabulary A-Z, which includes enhanced features like K-6 games, pre-made or custom word list, dedicated support team and complimentary webinars, videos. Premium accounts cost $99 per year.

The Pros of using Spelling City

  • Covers a wide range of spelling, vocabulary and phonics skills
  • Save teachers time by automating spelling practice tests
  • Improves student's reading fluency and comprehension
  • Immediate feedback

The Cons of using Spelling City

  • Ads for gaming and other sites are displayed to basic users on interior pages.
  • The games may not be challenging enough for some kids.

The Experience of using Spelling City

Spelling City offer some free online spelling games with pre-populated lists to allow users to sample their games. The free version includes ten learning activities and word lists. The ten learning activities included in the free version are:

Spelling TestMe – This activity is an actual spelling test. The words are read aloud, and used in a sentence.

HangMouse – In this game, kids play a traditional game of hangman to decode words. The goal is to figure out the word before the cat catches the mouse.

Missing Letter – In this game, kids practice letter recognition by trying to find the missing letter that completes each spelling or vocabulary word. This is a fun game that even young kids can enjoy.

Alphabetize – This is an essential early literacy skill. There are lots of fun ABC order activities and games in this app for spelling.

Spelling TeachMe – Introduces new word lists to students. Here each new word is read aloud, spelled letter-by-letter, and used in a context-rich sentence.

Sentence Unscramble – Kids aren’t just unscrambling words in this activity. They practice sentence structure as well. In this activity, kids use words in context by unscrambling words to form a complete sentence.

Word Unscramble – Kids love this popular activity. It’s not just a basic word unscramble. Instead, it’s a variation of other word games such as text twists, jumbles, and anagrams.

Read-A-Word – Here kids practice recognizing new words by finding words they hear.

Test-N-Teach – Build a monument to good spelling! Here kids can practice what they’ve learned. The better they spell, the better their monument!

More Information

Games Games
Common Core Standards Common Core Standards
Parental Engagement Parental Engagement

Suitable for ages - Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)
Primary School Apps (7-11 Years)

Subjects & Topics - English / Literacy
EAL

Great for - Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Collaboration Skills

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age is Spelling City for?

Spelling City offers comprehensive coverage of K through 12th grade curriculum.

Final Verdict: Spelling City Review

Spelling City is a supplemental literacy tool that offers a fun and easy way to practice spelling words and vocabulary. 

Teachers and parents can create customized word lists to help kids improve spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. It’s most helpful when kids can access a web-based Spelling City word list customized by a parent or teacher in order to practice words they’re studying at home or school.

There is lots of flexibility, making this app a great fit for kids who need alternative ways to learn how to spell. It also has an audio component that’s perfect for helping kids who have difficulty comprehending words and spoken language.

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Is the app easy to use and accessible?Spelling City is easy to use and accessible
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Is this app useful for its intended users?Spelling City is user-friendly
Does this app provide good value?Spelling City provides good value to the users