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By SpellingCity

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


VocabularySpellingCity App
Improve Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

VocabularySpellingCity is a research-proven tool that helps teachers and parents meet the challenge of providing meaningful, intentional, and extended vocabulary practice for students while improving fluency and retention.

Parents, schools and districts across the country and the world continue to use VocabularySpellingCity to improve vocabulary retention and reading comprehension.

With 35+ interactive word games and thousands of pre-made word lists, our app helps build literacy skills in a fun and engaging way!

With each game students can see, hear, speak, write, break down, and play with words including high frequency words, developmental spelling words, and vocabulary. This helps students strengthen their literacy skills in an effective and long-lasting way.

*Access to the full features of this app is limited to VocabularySpellingCity Premium Members. To go Premium, visit our website:

Keeping up, catching up, or getting ahead in vocabulary retention and comprehension can be fun and easy! Rather than memorizing flashcards or reading textbooks, our specially designed games offer a wide variety of interactive ways to improve literacy skills.

STUDENTS catch up, keep up, and stay ahead on your literacy skills at school, at home, or on-the-go.

PARENTS help kids develop effective reading skills, which are key for success in school (and in life)!

TEACHERS help students continue their learning and review material in or out of the classroom.

The 35+ interactive games and activities let students learn and retain words more effectively through:

Multiple Encounters
•The games provide diverse and repeated opportunities to encounter new words, greatly aiding in retention.

Multiple Modalities
•With voice recordings, interactive sound boxes, animations, syllable activities and contextual sentences, these games create a rich learning experience for students.

Students can create and save review lists and pair them with different games for continued repeated practice for greater retention.

Word Selection
•Our ready-made word lists support literature, academic vocabulary, content area vocabulary, and informational texts from the CCSS. Studying with these targeted lists can improve student performance across all aspects of their academic career.

•Our self-testing activities give students this opportunity, while also helping them identify gaps in their knowledge, so that they can prepare for school evaluations and be sure to master the material.

•9 free spelling, vocabulary, reading and phonics games
•Pre-made and Customized word lists
•35+ games with a Premium Membership
•Automatic tracking and progress reports with a Premium Membership

When you go Premium, you gain access to all 35+ vocabulary, spelling, phonics and writing activities, as well as student records and assignments. Visit our website, at, to learn more.

Since our founding in 2008, we have received numerous awards for our website and app, including the 2017 and 2016 SIIA CODiE award in the “Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution” category. We have also ranked in the Top 100 Educational Websites every year since 2009 by

What's New in Version 2.0.1

* Minor bug fixes
* Notifications added when exiting app


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Customer Reviews

Just WOW

So I spent years typing my lists into this program and now the app isn't for free members.
Here's the thing. I am not comfortable opening up my child's iPad for safari use and $35 a year is kinda steep for one student for the premium membership, especially since I entered all my own lists. I'd gladly pay $10 per student/ year. I would have purchased premium years ago if that was the price. Meaning they would have made $90 from me over that period of time.
Take a lesson in marketing. You have to sell your product at a price point people are willing to pay or you don't sell your product. Forcing their hand to pay after years of free service will just drive those people to the competition or another solution all together.
So I guess my daughter gets us use the program on the laptop for now. My guess is the way things are going with this company the website won't be free for very long. My suggestion... Look for another spelling app all together. That's what I'll be doing.

Not good since last update

I would give this app 5 stars as it has been a great tool in the past, but now with the latest updates, I feel I can only give it 1 star. I have used this app in the past as a reinforcing learning tool for my daughters spelling words that they bring home from school. They don't like writing their words everyday to study them. This app had been great because they could play games, take practice tests, etc with their classroom words. Even though our teacher doesn't use this program, I would input their words at the beginning of the week so they could learn them by "playing." Now I can't get the app to work as it used to and every time I go to login it just takes me to the list page and there is not a way for them to find the games they had been playing in their previous school years. This used to be a great app for learning AND fun, now they'll just have to look at their lists to study and *gasp* write their words!

Certain features are irreplaceable!

Don't have your kids waste their time on the games. They are not going to learn their weekly words fast enough using the games.
On the other hand, the teach some, testNteach, and test me are exactly what you need for your child to learn independently.
The #1 feature is TestNTeach-it calls out word, they try the word, then it immediately corrects them by spelling it out and adds that misspelled word to the end of test and continues to ask it until child spells it correctly on their own.

The above opinion was before they decided to charge $35 a year! We no longer are able to use the product, because at that price, I only purchase lifetime subscriptions. It's not a self standing teaching platform, rather a tool. It requires your effort putting in lists and making assignments etc. The price is unreasonable.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 27.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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