November 5, 2013

SpellingCity Review (used with Words Their Way)

Linking up with the amazing and fabulous Holly for Tried it Tuesday! I LOVE Tuesday just because of this linky :)

So, I have been using for part of our Word Work and for spelling tests.

This has been going on for a while now and I love it more and more every week! I use the free account. First of all, I differentiate my spelling groups using Words Their Way. This is the BEST for differentiating spelling. I have used it for 8 years now and still love it. In the past 8 years I have never had a parent complaint about spelling. Now just because I said that I will probably have one this week. Ha!

Anyway, here is how we use Spelling City in our classroom...

On our class blog there is a link:

Which takes my students directly to my teacher page on Spelling City. On my teacher page are the lists for each group:

The groups are posted on the wall and the students know which group they are in. After they click on their group, their list is brought up. At the top of the list they can only do the free activities, but there are plenty!

Here are the free activities:

My students use them all! I also print out the Handwriting pages for each group and make them do that for Word Work as well. The handwriting of my students is atrocious this year!

Now, you all need to go link up with Holly!


  1. I can't say enough great things about Spelling City. I have been using it for years and plan to keep it that way! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I've been using Spelling City for about 6-7 years now and I love it! It's a great way to get kids to practice as well as make up a Friday spelling test if they were absent :) Plus, we have about 2 different levels of spelling so my challenge spelling students always take their tests on the computer each Friday -- without spelling city, I'd spend nearly 45minutes giving spelling tests... Ain't nobody got time for that!

    My Shoe String Life

  3. I love this post, Tina!! You are SUPER organized with your spelling and differentiating the lists! I need to check out Words Their Way. Thanks for linking up, friend. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper