Members’ Reviews

Find out why teachers, parents, homeschoolers and students love VocabularySpellingCity!

“Students were discouraged with their spelling difficulties and often ‘failed’ their tests. We started focusing on progress instead. The quick turnaround time on VocabularySpellingCity enabled me to provide immediate feedback for students and focus on what they really needed — a teacher to help them fill in their learning gaps.” Read More

Amber Palmer, School Technology Specialist, Bennion Elementary – Taylorsville, UT

“Since we have a large ESOL population, our school-wide focus is on increasing vocabulary development. VocabularySpellingCity has helped support this initiative with its specific vocabulary activities.” Read More

Shawn Allen, Principal, Lloyd Estates Elementary – Oakland Park, FL

“I use VocabularySpellingCity with Words Their Way® in several ways: as a pre-teaching tool; for students’ personalized learning choices to interact with their spelling patterns; to test students; and to communicate with support teachers and parents.” Read More

Mary Mroczenski, Cushing Elementary – Delafield, WI

“Grading is simplified. I don’t have to muddle through a lot of messy handwriting. At the end of the year, I can print out a list of words students still struggled with for the next teacher and their progress.” Read More

Sharon Riddle, New Braunfels Christian Academy – New Braunfels, TX

“VocabularySpellingCity is a “way of work” for St. Albans’ students They use single sign-on to access the site on netbooks, iPads and laptops. Students use VocabularySpellingCity at school and at home to study spelling and vocabulary in a wide variety of subject areas and teachers can easily monitor their progress.” Read More

Matt Allen, St. Albans City Elementary – St. Albans City, VT

“I purchased the Premium Membership when I began teaching 5th grade and had several different spelling groups in my classroom. I currently have five spelling groups ranging from 2nd-6th grade within my classroom. I can’t imagine the chaos in my room if I tried to administer a paper/pencil assessment for each of those spelling groups.” Read More

Michelle Robinson, Taylorsville Elementary – Taylorsville, NC

“All three of my children rave about VocabularySpellingCity. Most weeks, they ace their spelling tests. This not only boosts their confidence but gets them interested in learning new vocabulary words.” Read More

Maureen Ruble, mom – Lake Mary, FL

“My daughter loves this program. We just insert her spelling words and off she goes. I wish more schools/teachers would use it in their classrooms. Especially when you have so many different kids at different levels. You can create groups accordingly.”

Liv V., mom – California

“We use SpellingCity for spelling practice in grades 1-5, and have a school subscription for students in grades 3-5 to take the test on the computer and access premium games. Our students love it, our teachers love the time it saves them, and it is truly the best way for students to practice their spelling words.”

David Schubert, Technology Specialist – Tallahassee, FL

“I use VocabularySpellingCity for spelling and vocabulary. The feedback that my students get immediately is one of the keys to their success here. When they get a word wrong, my students don’t have to wait for me to correct. They have the choice to go back and practice more.”

Ann Godsea, 5th Grade Teacher – Estero, FL

“Last evening my Grandson asked me if he could use my computer to get into SpellingCity for his spelling lists from his teacher. (NO more paper lists – I LOVE That!) He only had time to play one game before it was his bedtime – but we had so much fun together. The best part was seeing him smile and enjoy learning! THANK YOU!”

Grandmother of a third grader – Montrose, PA

“We use VocabularySpellingCity for tutoring in our after school program. As we move towards 1:1 instruction on iPads, I’m excited to start using it more in the classroom!”

Leanna Morton, 1st Grade Teacher – Basin, WY

“Dear SpellingCity, your program is amazing. Both our children and their classes use SpellingCity for the assignments. My children have made 100 percent improvement in their spelling since using it. Thank you.”

Kimberly D., mom of two – North Carolina

“The SpellingCity app tries to make the repetitive nature of spelling study more fun. Users can play engaging learning games using word lists for various ages. Thank you to (news viewer) Lisa Luis-Peters for recommending this. She says her daughter is on the Autism spectrum, and she really enjoys this particular app.”

App Review – WHNT News 19 – Huntsville, AL

“A few of my favorite features are that you can create your own spelling lists on the site, you can have your students play games to learn the words and also take a test. I really like how the results of the test are compiled in a spreadsheet that I can just import straight into my grades, so it saves me a ton of time on grading.”

Wendy Porter – Brigham Young University, UT

“One of the main reasons I love this app, as you see, it goes all the way up to grade 12. Another great aspect of the app is the ability to take a spelling test. It is set up just like a spelling test that would be in the classroom where they say a word, use it in a sentence, then repeat the word.”

Hilary O’Neill – Michigan State University, MI

“The kids really enjoyed being able to play games and learn their words in that way. We put the words up on the whiteboard and the kids were able to come up and participate on the whiteboard with the words and do the different activities. The students were really engaged with this tool, and I think it was a very valuable asset in our class.”

Crystal Millwood, 1st Grade Teacher – Cleveland, GA

“In our district, VocabularySpellingCity is used in the classroom in centers and choice time. Being able to differentiate word lists for students is invaluable. The enthusiasm and engagement among students is inspiring. Students seem unaware that they are practicing how to spell and recognize words. To them it seems more like a set of games that help to challenge them.”

Amy Jankins, Instructional Technology Specialist – Wellesley, MA

“We use the VocabularySpellingCity program for extra practice for our spelling and vocabulary words each week. It is a fun way for both of my kids to practice a subject that is hard for them.”

Michelle P., mom of two – North Carolina