Spelling City has pre-made reading lists containing over 40,000 words. If you would rather make your own spelling list, you can do that as well. Once you determine your word list you get to choose from 25 activities to reinforce these words. My children's favorite activities were HangMouse, Word-O-Rama, Letter Fall & Alphabetize.
The Kid's Review:
Dragon: I have enjoyed the some of the games. The games that I have not enjoyed would be better if there was less repetition of the same sentences. For example, in Match It Sentences, the same sentence will repeat a couple of times. I would enjoy it more if they only used the same sentence one time per game. I really found HangMouse challenging due to a lack of hints. I would enjoy it more if there were more hints other than the number of letters.
Tracker: I think that the games were a good mix of easy and challenging. I found the most challenging game to be HangMouse. My favorite game was Word-O-Rama. I enjoy Spelling City.
Squirrel: I think that it is great! My favorite game has to be HangMouse. It would of been even better if there was a word list on the screen.
My Review: Overall I really enjoyed Spelling City. I found it easy to manage the assignments. I really liked being able to track each child's progress throughout the week. I also liked being able to print out flash cards that included the word and definition. I did notice that my children were getting frustrated with a couple of the activities. Tracker & Squirrel were having a difficult time with Sentence Writing Practice. They found it long. It would of been better if there was a way to pause the activity in the middle. It is hard for dyslexics to put thoughts to paper, or computer in this case. I would recommend this program to my friends.
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VocabularySpellingCity.com helps students study word lists using 25 different learning activities such as Crossword Puzzle, HangMan, and Handwriting Worksheets. Parents can create their own spelling lists, find published lists already available on the site, or use any of dozens of free teaching resources such as sound-alike words, and contractions. Be sure to come back in three weeks to read about my experience.
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