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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Reading/Language Arts, Spelling | Posted on October 12, 2011
Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Bee Challenge has various levels for students to try from tricky to fiendish. Perfect prep site for those upcoming school Spelling Bees!
Spelling Game with Charlotte\’s Web is a fun site for kids to practice spelling words from the classic novel.
Mr. Nussbaum.Com has dozens of resources for classroom use – from state maps and printables, to learning games, to math interactives.
Wordstash.Com WordStash is half vocabulary builder, half dictionary, and full awesome!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Spelling | Posted on August 25, 2010
Spelling Match Game has levels from grades 1-8 and is tied to the Houghton-Mifflin series. No matter what curriculum, it is a good review for students needing extra help with vowel rules.
Spin and Spell.Com reminds me a lot of the old See and Say toys of old. Students choose a category, click on an item, then click letters on the wheel to spell.
Word Duck.Com has several word games where teachers can create the list of words. It’s free to those who sign up for an account.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Spelling | Posted on October 26, 2009
You can select from one of our spelling lists, or create your own. Custom spelling lists can be saved, and linked to from a classroom website.
Once you have selected a list, play one of our many free spelling games listed to the right.
These spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way, that your student’s will love.
Weboword is a visual vocabulary site with a Word-A-Day feature and vocabulary puzzles.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Educational Resources, Spelling | Posted on September 18, 2009
Twenty Seven Spelling Activities
How do we keep the spelling activities familiar enough to allow for self direction, yet fresh enough that the students won’t balk at the idea of doing them? Here are twenty-seven tips for primary through high school to help get you started.
Word Safari is a free online game where students can enter their spelling words and then play the game to practice.
I Know That.Com web site has a collection of fun learning activities categorized by grade level and subject designed especially for elementary students.
Ninja Words Online Dictionary is a free, fast online dictionary students can use for writing projects, vocabulary study, or even spelling words.
Word Ahead Vocabulary Videos is a new web site that has a short 1-2 minute video telling the meaning of hundreds of vocabulary words. You can even sign up to receive a word video each day by email. In looking at the word list, most words may be difficult for elementary, but I can see teachers in third and fourth grade using this site to challenge their students. It is particularly suited for middle and high school students.
Spelling Wizard from Scholastic.com lets students, parents, and teachers create their own word search and word scramble games to play online. Each game can have up to ten words. To use Spelling Wizard simply enter ten words into the list field then select word search or word scramble. Spelling Wizard is probably best suited for students in Kindergarten through second grade. Scholastic also offers a free tool for creating online spelling flashcards
Read Write Think has an online activity for young (K-2) students based on four childrens’ books. Read Write Think’s Word Wizard asks students to select one of four books that they have read or have had read to them. After selecting a book the Word Wizardcreates a simple online spelling exercise based on the words in the book chosen by the child.
Spell Bee was developed at Brandeis University with funding from the National Science Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Spell Bee allows students to play spelling games in a head-to-head format. Spell Bee allows teachers to create accounts for students so that teachers can track student progress.
MSNBC has an interactive spelling bee based on the words from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. There are three games to play and the words get progressively more difficult the longer you play. The words are read to students who then type the word into the spelling box. Just like in a real spelling bee, students can get the definition and or hear it used in a sentence. The difficulty of the words in the game make it best suited for middle school and high school students.
Spelling Bee The Game is an online spelling bee similar in style to the MSNBC game mentioned above. After selecting an avatar (game persona), students hear words read to them and have to type the correct spelling in the fields provided. If a student spells a word correctly, they move on to the next level. If a student does not spell a word correctly, they are given an easier word to try. If students need help spelling a word, they can hear the definition read as well as hear the word used in a sentence.
Spin and Spell has been featured on a number of blogs over the last year. Spin and Spell asks students to select a picture and then spell the name of the item. Alternatively, students can have word select for them and then identify the correct corresponding image.
GamesGames.com offers sixteen free spelling games. Most of the games seem to be designed with grades 3, 4, and 5 in mind.
Spelling City is a resource that Jim Moulton shared in his Best of Web 2008 presentation at the ACTEM conference in October. Spelling City not only offers games, it also offers the capability for students to type a word and hear it pronounced.
Catch the Spelling offers more than two dozen categories of spelling games. Each game has the same format; as words fall from the top of the screen, players have to “catch” the appropriate letters in the correct sequence to spell the word displayed at the top of the game. Players “catch” letters by moving a cursor at the bottom of the page. In some ways it reminded me of a cross between Tetris and Frogger.