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What is VocabularySpellingCity?

VocabularySpellingCity is a platform for practicing English vocabulary, phonics and spelling. It provides a large variety of gamified learning activities and tools for teachers to keep track of students’ progression. Teachers can create a list of words or use lists shared by other teachers.


Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10

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Certified by Education Alliance Finland

EAF Evaluation is an academically-backed approach to evaluating the pedagogical design of a product. EAF evaluators assess the product using criteria that covers the most essential pedagogical aspects in the learning experience.
The solution provides a wide variety of mini games which promote activating emotions such as enjoyment of learning, hope for success and pride of achievement.
All activities support the development of vocabulary, phonics and spelling. The learning goals are set by CCSS, Australian, New Zealand and UK curriculums.
Students can choose freely which mini games to play and what to learn. However, teachers and parents are provided with a way of giving learning assignments and tracking the student's progress.
Users are given individual learning goals. The solution supports private usage.

Learning goals

Certified by Education Alliance Finland

The supported learning goals are identified by mapping the product against the selected reference curriculum and soft skills definitions most relevant for the 21st century.

  • Capitalize dates and names of people.
  • Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
  • Print all upper- and lowercase letter
  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
  • Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
  • Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
  • Identify frequently occurring root words and their inflectional forms.
  • Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner and adjectives differing in intensity.
  • Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • Define words by category and by one or more key attributes.
  • Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  • Learning the basics of spelling
  • Learning to notice causal connections
  • Practising visual recognition
  • Practicing categorization and classification
  • Practicing to observe spoken and written language
  • Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
  • Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
  • Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
  • Practicing to set one's own learning goals
  • Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
  • With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • Use words and phrases acquired to signal simple relationships.
  • Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
  • Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences.
  • Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
  • Use frequently occurring prepositions.
  • Use frequently occurring conjunctions.
  • Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
  • Use frequently occurring adjectives.
  • Use end punctuation for sentences.
  • Use determiners.
  • Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
  • Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
  • Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
  • Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
  • Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
  • Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
  • Read words with inflectional endings.
  • Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
  • Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
  • Practicing memorizing skills
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Learning to combine information to find new innovations
  • Learning to build information on top of previously learned
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Using technological resources for finding and applying information
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
  • Practicing creative thinking
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
  • Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
  • Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
  • Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
  • Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
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Last updated 1st December 2022