Saturday, October 26, 2013

Review on: VocabularySpellingCity

About VocabularySpellingCity:

VocabularySpellingCity is an on-line award winning game learning tool for students in grades K-12. The program encompasses subjects such as vocabulary, spelling, writing, and language arts. VocabularySpellingCity offers customizable sentences and definitions. Teachers and parents have the ability to save their customized lists. If you do not have your own list, the program offers over 50,000 words and 60,000 sentences read by a real person. VocabularySpellingCity also has twenty five games to play on-line or to print such as "Hang Mouse", "Crossword", "Word Search", "Word-O-Rama", "Vocabulary Test Me", and "Alphabetize." Free printable handwriting worksheets and teacher training videos are also available. The teaching resources with lesson plans are very beneficial for instructors. Teachers also have parent letters available as a PDF form to print and send home with the student's word list. VocabularySpellingCity offers a free version and also the Premium MembershipWith this option the user will receive:
  • Vocabulary, writing, spelling, and language arts activities
  • Access to ALL games and interactive Flash Cards
  • Student progress tracking
  • Automated testing and grading
  • Personalized learning with assignments for differentiated instruction
  • Student logins with no commercial ads

 Families Up to 5 students $29.99
Price subject to change without notice.

Our Homeschool Experience:

My daughter really enjoyed playing some of the games provided by VocabularySpellingCity. One of her favorites was "Hang Mouse." "Hang Mouse" is an on-line version of hangman. To play she would click on the letters one at a time and try to complete the word before the cat caught the mouse. This is one of the games offered for free. "Word-O-Rama" was another game she wanted to try out. "The object of "Word-O-Rama" is to identify words by their definitions, synonyms, antonyms, or by their context within a sentence." She also enjoyed completing the "MatchIt Definitions." In this vocabulary game, she had to match the word to its correct definition. "MatchIt Defitions" was also able to be printed.

Since we have been learning about the different parts of speech, I had her try the game "Parts of Speech." The object of the "Parts of Speech" game is to identify the part of speech of the given word as it is used in each sentence.This game provided a fun way for her to learn not only the different parts of speech, but the parts of a sentence as well. "Word Find" was a fun educational game that helped her learn her spelling words while searching for new ones. The game also provided an opportunity for her to make other words using the letters in each word on her spelling list. The more spelling words she found, the more points she earned.

The "Teacher Resources" page had many useful lessons, word list, educational articles, and how to videos. The "Premium Teacher Tool Box" had all of the links the teacher/parent would need to review the students' grades, manage the assignments, and many other useful information.

We loved VocabularySpellingCity and we would recommend it.

I have been given this product free of charge for review purposes. 

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