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We're on a Mission
to Build Vocabulary and
Reading Comprehension.

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What You Get with a Premium Membership

At School

  • Personalized practice & multiple word exposures
  • Immediate feedback, self-testing
  • Access to word lists for every subject & grade level
  • Correlation to educational standards

At Home

  • Build on classroom learning / improve school readiness
  • Keep up, catch up, or stay ahead on literacy practice
  • Encourage accountability & independent study
  • Build confidence & master new challenges

How Our Program Works

Why Use Our Program


of reading comprehension problems are caused by lack of vocabulary*

*Source: National Research Council


proven increase in vocabulary retention when using VocabularySpellingCity


fun activities with lesson ideas keep students engaged

Photo of Shawn Allen, Principal, Lloyd Estates Elementary, Oakland Park, FL

"Since we have a large ESOL population, our school-wide focus is on increasing vocabulary development. VocabularySpellingCity has helped support this initiative with its specific vocabulary activities."

Shawn Allen, Principal,
Lloyd Estates Elementary, Oakland Park, FL

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How We Can Help You and Your Students

Schools & Districts

  • Improves retention & comprehension
  • Generate reports of all data
  • Professional development
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  • Differentiate assignments for every level
  • Immediate feedback, progress tracking
  • Automated testing & grading
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  • Boost success in vocabulary, spelling
  • Kids can work and test independently
  • Customize activities for any subject
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Who Are We?

VocabularySpellingCity was initially created to save teachers time by automating spelling tests and to empower students to study independently through engaging game-based learning activities. Now part of the LearningCity® family of education technology products, nearly a decade later, VocabularySpellingCity has expanded to include a wide variety of study tools for developing strong vocabulary skills and best practices for effective vocabulary instruction. Research has proven that these are key factors in improved reading fluency and comprehension.

The VocabularySpellingCity Story

VocabularySpellingCity's website and app provide K-12 cross-curricular word study with vocabulary, spelling, phonics, and writing activities that give students immediate feedback and record their progress on any device. In allowing students to read, hear, speak, write, break down, and play with words, our activities are effective in vocabulary building and retention, so important to ongoing academic success.

We now provide Premium Members with a wide variety of student and class data reporting options, and offer professional development and account implementation to schools and districts.

The VocabularySpellingCity team has developed, which provides an elementary core science curriculum for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Science4Us supports teachers and provides student activities both online and offline using the 5E instructional model.

We're grateful to all the teachers who have shared their best classroom practices using VocabularySpellingCity, and to parents who have introduced VocabularySpellingCity to their children's teachers and, in some cases, purchased it for the whole class. We also appreciate the valuable feedback provided by our homeschool families.

We work closely with our members to continually refine our offerings and welcome feedback and suggestions. We look forward to a continued partnership in learning!

John Edelson with a student learning vocabulary and spellingJohn Edelson, VocabularySpellingCity Mayor

Follow me: On Twitter @VSpellCityMayor and the VocabularySpellingCity blog. is grateful for the support of (providing homeschool curriculum and homeschooling resources for those new to homeschooling as well as experienced homeschoolers), (offering online writing courses that build writing skills inline with writing standards by grade), and Science4Us (standards-based kids science for early learning that also builds literacy and math skills). shares technology with this vocabulary games site.