Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Spelling Sites

Whether your child is ready to enter the national spelling bee, or struggles to spell, here are a few great spelling websites for you to check out:
  • Get the 28 Rules of Spelling - Free!
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee - Free resources, study suggestions, spelling word lists that include parts of speech, language origins, pronunciations, definitions, and sentences for thousands of words.

  • 2009 Spell It! - The official study resource of the Scripps National Spelling Bee from Merriam-Webster.
  • Free Homeschool Spelling Course - 30-lesson homeschool spelling course for students in grades 6- 8. includes printable spelling rules and step-by-step lessons.

  • Free Spelling Worksheets - Free spelling worksheets for elementary grade and remedial students including spelling rules like "silent e", consonant blends, plurals, suffixes, prefixes and even word search games to reinforce spelling.
  • Spelling Hangman - This classic kids game helps hone spelling in a fun and engaging way.
  • Word Safari Game - Practice spelling while playing a fun online video game.
  • Alphabet Soup Spelling Game - Try this arcade style game that will challenge your spelling skills.
  • Spelling Games - Play and learn with these games based on the Dolch Sight Words list.
  • Catch the Spelling - Players use the arrows on their computer keyboard to move "the catcher" to catch falling letters in the correct order to spell out a designated word. Younger children and non-readers will need parental help.
  • Scrabble, Boggle, and UpWords - These terrific board games from Hasbro improve spelling skills. Click on the link to play the games online for free.
  • Funbrain: Spell Check - Need a little drill and practice work? This site offers an easy and hard spelling test. There are 20 sets of 4 words offered in each test. The Spell Check game is designed for 4th grade through Middle School. Younger children may find the Spellaroo version of the game on this site a little less difficult.

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