Teacher Review for VocabularySpellingCity

Best for younger students

James D.
Educator/Curriculum Developer
IdeaDriven Education
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
When I tried Vocabulary City, I just had my students try the grade level games. I was worried they would not like it because the whole 'feel' of the site is very elementary school. Even though there are definitely targeted word lists for older students, they were not interested, so I did not set up class lists.
My Take
My low rating is more about the suitability of the site to older students. It's actually quite full-featured. I tried Vocabulary City, but my students (middle school) found it to be too 'young'. I could see this being a good site for building vocabulary skills and reading comprehension with elementary school students.