SpellingCity

09-May-2008

MEC Marketing Assistant, Julian Chant, writes:

Want to improve your students’ spelling? Then try out SpellingCity, a new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills and expand their vocabulary. It can also be used by teachers and parents to teach their students how to spell properly with their own spelling lists.

The site contains a bank of over 25,000 words including plurals, contractions and 3rd person tenses, as well as three main practice features:

Test Me: which uses a real human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence;
Teach Me: which spells out the word; and
Play a Game: where you can select from a number of useful applications including HangMouse (an animated equivalent of hangman) and Word Matching (the objective of the game being to pair cards based on the words and sounds).

Teachers and parents can enter their very own spelling lists to test their students/children on specific topics. The List of the Month feature ensures that the most popular lists are highlighted. Click here to try out a one of this month’s winning lists.

This would be a useful site to save in your My Web Links area of MEC and recommend as a homework activity to supplement in-class material. Teachers will need to create an account in order to upload new spelling lists and students can start using it right away!

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