Sweet Critique: Spelling City

Vocabulary Spelling City

VocabularySpellingCity is a browser-based program designed to help students learn spelling, grammar, and writing.   The program comes in both a free version and a premium version {$24.99 per year for up to five students}.  The premium membership gives you a vast array of useful resources such as vocabulary tests, flashcards, record keeping, and individual student log-ins.

VocabularySpellingCityOne of the things I really enjoy about VocabularySpellingCity is the fact that you can enter in your own words and create your own lists, from which the activities and games are based.  This allows you to tailor the activities your child completes, helping them learn what you’d like them to.

If you’d prefer to use lists someone else has put together, VocabularySpellingCity has pre-formulated lists for you to choose form.  I like the fact that they integrate some of these lists with other subjects.



VocabularySpellingCity offers a variety of games for both versions.  Choose from matching, sentence writing, definitions, flashcards, and speedy spelling.

VocabularySpellingCity games

As you can see in the picture above, the student has the option to maneuver between things like their flash cards, games, and teaching.  I’m all for anything that is self-teaching and gives the student the power to move through the lessons as their own pace.

Student Management


VocabularySpellingCity’s premium membership allows you to keep track of up to five students.  You have a grade book, assignment tracker, and other options.

I like how you can also assign passwords to the students.  You can even update instructions for some of the assignments!

Final Thoughts


I think VocabularySpellingCity is a great option for anyone looking to get some serious spelling practice in.  It’s presented in an easy and fun way, and the premium version gives you many options for really using the program effectively for your child.

True Confessions:  I was provided with a premium membership in order to facilitate my review.  All statements are my own.