We're on a Mission to Expand Knowledge of Vocabulary Words and Reading Comprehension.

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Step 1:

Create a List
Type four words in the spaces below

Step 2:

an activity from the list below

Step 3:

Play and Learn
Play the game using your words

How Can We Help You?

With Vocabulary A-Z, you get everything you loved with VSC and more!

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At School

  • Personalized practice & multiple word exposures
  • Immediate feedback, self-testing, in-depth skill performance report
  • Access to vocabulary word lists for practice in every subject & grade level
  • Correlation to educational standards
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At Home

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

Why Use Our Spelling Practice Program


of reading comprehension problems are caused by lack of vocabulary*

*Source: National Research Council


proven increase in vocabulary retention when using VocabularySpellingCity games and activities


fun spelling activities and phonics games with lesson ideas keep students engaged

We are an Award-Winning Website

How We Can Provide Spelling Help to Your Students

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Schools & Districts

  • Improves retention & comprehension
  • Generate reports of all data
  • Access to vocabulary word lists for practice in every subject & grade level
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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 practice 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 word 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 online vocabulary, writing, phonics, and spelling programs 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 online programs are effective in vocabulary building and retention, which are so important to ongoing academic success.

Our vocabulary practice website for kids and teachers provides Premium Members with a wide variety of easy student and class data reporting options, and offers professional development and account implementation to schools and districts.

The VocabularySpellingCity team has developed Science4Us.com, which provides K-2 with an elementary core science curriculum. Science4Us supports teachers and provides student activities both online and offline using the 5E instructional model.

The newest addition to the LearningCity® family is WritingCity - a K-5 standards-aligned writing and grammar curriculum built on best practices. It offers daily offline and online writing lessons through a user-friendly digital platform. This is a great supplement to the vocabulary word and spelling practice VocabularySpellingCity provides

We're grateful to all the teachers who have shared their best classroom practices using VocabularySpellingCity’s online spelling programs, 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 that help us keep our spelling help resources at the top of the industry.

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 and helping with spelling instruction!

VocabularySpellingCity.com is grateful for the support of Time4Learning.com, an online homeschool curriculum provider for homeschoolers at any stage of their homeschooling journey. In addition, we thank their sister site Time4Writing.com, which offers quality online writing courses to help students excel in their writing.

VocabularySpellingCity.com shares technology with this vocabulary games site.

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Vocabulary Practice with SpellingCity

John Edelson, VocabularySpellingCity Mayor