This week I decided to share Spelling City. This is an older site, but an amazing tool for your classroom. Personally my life is much easier since I started using it. I am a horrible speller, so it would take me hours to grade my students spelling tests. I have had a lot of success with Spelling City.
I use Spelling City as part of my Language Arts rotations. Each week I create a list aligned with our studies, and assign different activities with the test on Friday. I have found that taking spelling tests on the computer is much more successful for students. You get your results instantly since it is automatically graded, and students can test at their own pace. I also allow my students to go back and retake old tests to earn higher scores.
There are tons of activities and games available. Students can practice vocabulary as well. It makes spelling practice more engaging and it is very easy to differentiate lists of various skill level. Students can even create their own lists!
I cropped off my students names, but you can see an example of some of their scores from today. Our list was based on Fractions since that is our current math topic. I chose to sort this data by test results, but you can also see their data for games and activities. I have my account set to email me a spreadsheet of their test scores on Monday morning so it is easy to put in their grades. I have saved many hours of work by switching to Spelling City, and my class spelling grades have gone up!