VocabSpellCity: Chat with the Mayor

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Posts by VocabSpellCity: Chat with the Mayor

Invest in a Science Solution for Early Learners

It can be tempting to consider a K-5 or K-12 science program for your school. A single purchase would cover the science curriculum for many […]

Favorite Reads for the First Day of School (K-2)

It’s important to start off the new school year on the right foot. So much of first day of school lesson plans focus on classroom […]

Our Journey to VocabularySpellingCity

SpellingCity’s Journey to VocabularySpellingCity Our Journey from SpellingCity to VocabularySpellingCity At VocabularySpellingCity, we went through a transition, moving from being a spelling program to one focused on […]

Improving Reading Comprehension through Vocabulary Retention

Keys to Vocabulary Success  Vocabulary is responsible for 70% of reading comprehension problems in elementary schools. And while the research is clear on what most students […]

Bulletin Board on a Budget

Back to School means putting together a back to school bulletin board! Designing a welcome-back board can be a fun task, but might become costly once […]

Top 20 Teacher School Supplies

With the back to school season quickly approaching, it’s time to stock up on school supplies. Parents and students will be piling their shopping carts […]

Hooray for ILA

This weekend, the VocabularySpellingCity team traveled to sunny Central Florida. Instead of twirling in tilted teacups in our matching mouse ears, we got back-to-school-ready at […]

How to Build a Classroom Library

The most important back to school teacher supply was not featured in our Top 20 Teacher School Supply list: Books! Books are a staple in […]

Building Phonological, Phonics, and Early Reader Skills

Sound It Out: The Game VocabularySpellingCity is broadly used in upper elementary grades (over 10% in the US!) and now has added Sound It Out, which strengthens […]

Elementary Students: Owning the Learning

One of the brightest trends that I see in education today is a broad nationwide move to have students own their learning and to adopt a growth […]

Students: Creating Lists, Owning Learning

Everyone would like it if students took more “ownership” of their learning. Students would like it, and so would parents and teachers. VocabularySpellingCity makes it […]

It all started with a tweet.

Sometimes a mistake can turn into a success. While browsing Twitter the other day, something caught my eye: a tweet mentioning the must-have 20 books […]