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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 Pedagogical Quality

Certified by Education Alliance Finland, 01/2018

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.

  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  • Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
  • Define words by category and by one or more key attributes.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
  • Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
  • Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner and adjectives differing in intensity.
  • Identify frequently occurring root words and their inflectional forms.
  • Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
  • Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
  • Capitalize dates and names of people.
  • Print all upper- and lowercase letter
  • Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
  • Read words with inflectional endings.
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
  • Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
  • Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
  • Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
  • Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
  • Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
  • Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
  • Use determiners.
  • Use end punctuation for sentences.
  • Use frequently occurring adjectives.
  • Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
  • Use frequently occurring conjunctions.
  • Use frequently occurring prepositions.
  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
  • Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
  • Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences.
  • Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
  • Use words and phrases acquired to signal simple relationships.
  • With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
  • Practicing to set one's own learning goals
  • Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
  • Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
  • Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
  • Practicing to observe spoken and written language
  • Practicing categorization and classification
  • Practising visual recognition
  • Learning to notice causal connections
  • Learning the basics of spelling
  • Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
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Last updated 22nd September 2023