Education is often misunderstood or over simplified. This is because formal education encompasses so many different types of knowledge and skills. One type that gets some discussion is fluency. I’m thinking of two distinct areas which seem to me to
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
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
Our Journey to VocabularySpellingCity
SpellingCity’s Journey to VocabularySpellingCity At VocabularySpellingCity, we went through a transition, moving from being a spelling program to one focused on vocabulary building and reading comprehension. Here’s our story from the beginning. I had a few goals in 2010 when I was starting SpellingCity, as I
Building Phonological, Phonics, and Early Reader Skills
January 2018 Update: Five new reading foundation skills games just launched in addition to Sound It Out: Sort It Out Vowels Which Letter Team? Sound Counter Word Counter Vocabulary Memory Match These phonics games are all based on VocabularySpellingCity’s revolutionary
Coding Careers in Action: Kids tried professional life, and I felt like a kid again.
We were excited to welcome Somerset Academy Davie students into our offices on Dec. 7 for our first day of Coding Careers in Action. In conjunction with the Hour of Code movement, our teams at Science4Us and VocabularySpellingCity invited local