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Spelling City

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+

About Spelling City

Spelling City is a word game app designed to help kids learn spelling and improve vocabulary and grammar skills. It's got 10 free sample lists for students that include math and science words, compound words, sound-alike words, analogies, prefix/suffix words, and SAT prep words.

Teacher Review

Vocabulary Spelling City is a companion app for the website www.spellingcity.com. With this app, you can bring all the games your kids use at school right to their mobile device at home. 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. There is a free and premium version of this app available. The premium version is needed to add custom word lists. 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!

Note: Premium Members have access to many more additional premium vocabulary, phonics, spelling, language arts, and writing activities as well as student records and assignments. The cost of the Premium membership is $29.99/year per family for up to 5 students.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Collaboration Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

SpellingCity.com, Inc.

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Publisher's Description

Vocabulary Spelling City is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, and our vocabulary games, available to Premium Members. The most popular word lists are Sound Alikes, Compound Words, Hunger Games and SAT Words. The free app includes ten of our most popular word lists and eight of our most popular learning games and activities.

Spelling TestMe is a spelling test that reads each word aloud, uses it in a sentence, and repeats the word. Students can work at their own pace and receive instant feedback upon submitting the completed test.

HangMouse is a Vocabulary Spelling City favorite that lets children decode each word in a friendly version of traditional Hangman. Kids love trying to figure out the word before the cat catches the mouse.

MissingLetter is a fun game for kids of all ages. Even the youngest learners can practice letter recognition by trying to find the missing letter that completes each spelling or vocabulary word.

Alphabetize is an activity that can be used to practice putting words in alphabetical order (more commonly known as ABC order), a vital early literacy skill. Students love to play ABC order activities and games.

Spelling TeachMe is a great activity to introduce a new word list to students. Each word is read aloud, spelled letter-by-letter and used in a context-rich sentence.

Sentence Unscramble helps students practice sentence structure as well as using words in context by unscrambling words to form a complete sentence.

Word Unscramble is a popular word game that is a variation on other word games such as text twists, jumbles and anagrams.

With a Premium Membership or the Mobile Pass, students can access any of the hundreds of thousands of word lists available on VocabularySpellingCity including lists created by their parents or teachers. Premium Membership includes nine additional premium vocabulary and spelling activities as well as student records and assignments. Mobile Pass holders get access to two of the nine premium activities.

Custom word lists may be entered online by registered parents or teachers (registration is free) for use in the games and activities on VocabularySpellingCity’s app.

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