Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vocabulary Spelling City Review


Do you want to hear about my new favorite online learning site?  It's called Vocabulary Spelling City

Vocabulary Spelling City is an award winning website for K-12 that focuses on Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing, Parts of Speech, Handwriting, and Alphabetical Order. 


*  Over 42,000 words with customizable sentences and definitions
*  A real person who says each word and sentence
*  Free home pages for teachers and parents to save lists
*  Teacher Training Videos
*  Free printable handwriting worksheets
*  Free teaching resources with lists and lesson plans
*  Twenty-five games to play online or to print
*  A free forum and newsletters

The BEST part about Vocabulary Spelling City is that you can use the basic features of their site for FREE!!  You simply start by entering your words.

Of course, becoming a premium member has its benefits, which you can see below.

I received a one-year Premium Membership and here is how we have been using it.

Funny Bunny is an excellent speller, so instead of using a spelling and vocabulary list for her grade {which I knew she would have no trouble with} I am making my own lists using her science, history, and math vocabulary words.  I cannot begin to tell you how this has helped her, and it is so much more fun for her than writing definitions or using flash cards.

Once I have added a student, I can either find a pre-made list or create my own.  There are thousands of ready-to-use word lists by subject and/or grade level.  Here is just a peek at what you can find.

The Premium Membership lets me keep track of her progress and I can even organize all of her word lists by type.  For instance, I have all science word lists in the science folder. 

Below you can see that I can view her grades and assignments that she has completed and not yet done.  I can also print off all her grade for my records.

I can also view each activity I selected for a given assignment and its status and score.

My Thoughts:  We are loving Vocabulary Spelling City!  I like that I can use it how I want.  I can use their lists, make my own, make short lists, long lists, and add as few or as many activities to each assignment.  It is really up to me.  It's great that it keeps track of everything and as a reward Funny Bunny can play spelling or vocabulary games. 

Thoughts of a 9-Year Old:  I like Vocabulary Spelling City because it's helping me learn my vocabulary words, their definitions, and how to spell them.  My favorite part of the program is the games.  I would strongly recommend Word -O-Rama.  I also liked: Letter Fall, Practice Paragraph Writing and Practice Sentence Writing (because you get to write whatever you want as long as you include the words).  My mom adds words from our science book and then on my science quiz in school, I got them right!  I really enjoy it.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Vocabulary Spelling City.  The cost of their Premium Membership is just $29.99 a year and is for up to five students.  Up to 25 students in a classroom or co-op can use it for just $49.99.  They also have a free app for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

My Crewmates are also talking about Vocabulary Spelling City, so you can check out what they think about it HERE.


Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.



also has a great spelling section and it's free too!

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