Students are closing in on the end of another school year. Many will approach their schoolwork as if the year is already over. How do you get your students to stay focused for the last month or so? One way is to add a little spice to the weekly activities. With SpellingCity.com, you could try some playful lists, like “Tricky Words” or “Gooey Words”. Take a break from the routine. Tie your students’ words in to something they like (soccer terms), and of course, SpellingCity games also make it fun.SpellingCity.com
Things to Get Excited About:
has added over a thousand new words in the last two weeks! Our word database
is growing by leaps and bounds. Thank you for submitting such great words, and please keep the lists coming. Remember that if you are submitting new words, it may take a few weeks for the words to be reviewed and approved, and the audio to be recorded.
This week’s Feature Tip: How to Create and Publish a List
Creating and publishing a list is easy. After opening a free account, go to your homepage. Click on List Management
to begin working with your lists. You can create a new list by clicking on the “Create a New List” button. Simply type the new words into the list. You can select 1, 5, or 10 words at a time and add more spaces for words at any time during the process. Once your list is finished, you have the option to save or cancel the list. If you do not want your list to be public, uncheck check the “Publish This List” box at the bottom of the list.
You can post your lists for the entire year at once, or post them one week at a time. Your lists will remain on our site until you edit or remove them. To edit a list, click the edit option at the right of the list name
SpellingCity.com is working hard to add new games to your game page. Our two latest: some improvements to the UnScramble game and a whole new Matching Game. With UnScramble, you can now work with your entire list instead of one word at a time, which makes the pace of the game more satisfying. In the Matching Game, you need to memorize and turn over matching pair of cards. The SpellingCity twist is that one card of each pair has the word spoken; the other one has it spelled out!
Games to watch for in May: “Complete the Sentence”, “Complete the Word”.
Our forum is the place to be if you have spelling questions, need some inspiration, or just want to hang out with some friends. Also, please share your tips on teaching spelling or how you are using SpellingCity with your students. See you there! As always, keep your feedback coming. We love it!