Helping Teachers Shine when Teaching Elementary Science!

We often hear from school and education leaders: What we really need help with is improving our teaching human capital… Our teachers need a lot […]

Providing Successful PD to your Teachers

Note that this post highlights one of VocabularySpellingCity’s sisters: Science4Us. It is an early elementary science program. Increasingly, principals and superintendents are  asking us  to […]

Swarming the Classroom

 American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.”  In contrast, we are not providing the most […]

Vocabulary Memory Match: Mix It UP!

The new Vocabulary Memory Match game from VocabularySpellingCity engages the students because it really mixes it up. It blends a classic simple gameplay with some […]

Silly Bulls, Penguins, and Roaches! Oh my! Halloween 2017 flew by!

#HappyHalloween2017 pic.twitter.com/ABCm2pDlmt — SpellingCity (@SpellingCity) October 31, 2017 Halloween is all about sweet treats and creative costumes. This year at VocabularySpellingCity, we challenged the team […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consider a classroom ‘flip’

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. Even […]

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 […]

Our Journey to Vocabulary Matters

The lack of vocabulary accounted for 70% of reading comprehension problems in a group of 4th graders, according to the National Research Council. Is your elementary […]

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