This screen recording shows some of the different activities I explored when checking out the teaching resources. Take a look!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Spelling City Update
I have been exploring the web 2.0 site, SpellingCity.com, to get a better understanding of some of the features it has to offer. One area that was new to me were the teaching resources. On the teacher resource section, teachers are able to explore articles, find already created-useful word lists, and get lesson ideas for teaching different phonics and parts of speech skills. The teaching lessons were the most intriguing to me, but many of them seemed suited for intermediate aged (3rd-5th grade) elementary students. Some example topics include: analogies, verb tenses, and figurative language. There were a few categories that I discuss with my first graders, so I decided to look at compound words. Once you click on your topic, you are taken to a page with different in class activities to teach this topic and sample word lists that range from first grade all the way through twelfth grade! You are also able to watch videos, see enrichment activities and play games with already created word lists! I could see myself using this with some of my reading groups in the future. Right now, my on grade level students are working on contractions, so I'm excited to see if this aspect of the site helps them!