The original of this article is available on the WritingCity website! WritingCity is an elementary writing program which has been popular due to its ease of use. Teachers like the day by day lesson plans and the support by the
Our Phonics Patent
Even as we rolled out SpellingCity, teachers and literacy coaches asked us to do more with helping students with sounds. They asked us to convert the games to focus not just on spelling practice but on practice activities for recognizing
Google Classroom Convenience
A huge problem for teachers in 21st Century classrooms is the mechanics of rostering all the digital programs that students will use. Just getting students’ names into the system is a hassle. Even after setting up a class list, teachers
Helping Teachers Shine when Teaching Elementary Science!
We often hear from school and education leaders: What we really need help with is improving our teaching human capital… Our teachers need a lot of help to teach science and science inquiry, especially at the younger grades. At our
Providing Successful PD to your Teachers
Note that this post highlights one of VocabularySpellingCity’s sisters: Science4Us. It is an early elementary science program. Increasingly, principals and superintendents are asking us to help develop their teachers. We have always provided professional development to support our products but
Posting Educational Standards
I love visiting elementary school classrooms and when I do, I check out the environment. Every classroom now seems to post the educational goals for the week. They post for each subject. They post at four depths of knowledge. And
Vocabulary Memory Match: Mix It UP!
The new Vocabulary Memory Match game from VocabularySpellingCity engages the students because it really mixes it up. It blends a classic simple gameplay with some complex concepts of what makes a match. It really makes them think. It is one
VocabularySpellingCity Speaks with an Australian Accent!
For years, VocabularySpellingCity has been popular in Australia and New Zealand. Despite the heavy usage and rave reviews for VocabularySpellingCity from Down Under, there has been some annoyance regarding our accent. The fact is that our 50,000 sentences were all
Sound Counter: Building Literacy Foundational Skills
Sound Counter is designed to build student success on key foundational skills, Sound Counter is a creative approach to helping build these skills. Students are presented with a word and asked to count the sounds. For example, a student might
Which Letter Team?
Happy New Year and to celebrate, VocabularySpellingCity has provided several new learning games to its Premium Member. These learning games provide unique benefits to schools, teachers, and students in building foundational, phonics, and vocabulary skills. Because of their flexibility, high