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Instructional Partner, National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, Graduate School Student, Social Media Promoter for VocabularySpellingCity, Promethean ActivInstructor and Social Media Council member, Avid Twitterer @WhiteheadsClass, 1st Vice President for ALNBCT Network Board of Directors, Certified ALEX Trainer

Monday, January 2, 2012

VocabularySpellingCity GIVEAWAY


VocabularySpellingCity is one of my favorite educational sites on the web. This award winning site's mission is to provide efficient learning of literacy skills and word study. I have had the honor of working with this site for over a year. My journey with VocabularySpellingCity began as a user. I would never endorse a product that I wasn't passionate about. Why do I love VocabularySpellingCity?



  • I am provided with free online games, printables, and resources for my weekly spelling and vocabulary lessons. You can create your own lists from their database of over 42,000 words, our you use one of their precreated lists found under the Teacher Resources tab.





  • The games work perfectly on our interactive whiteboard. My students play the games using their spelling words daily during our literacy centers. They never tire of the games.





  • The site makes differentiation easy. Each week, I have three separate lists going in my classroom based on student needs. With the assignments feature, I can simply provide each child his/her appropriate list.





  • Weekly tests are given on VocabularySpellingCity. That means no calling out words and no grading! With a Premium Membership, each child's weekly test scores are saved!





  • I could keep going and going about all the great features of VocabularySpellingCity. But, now to introduce the fun part! You have a chance to win a free Premium Membership to Vocabulary SpellingCity valued at $49.99. This will give you 25 student licenses for one calendar year. 


    You can enter by leaving a comment for each of the following. Each comment will count as one entry, so make sure you make separate posts. Please include your email address, so I can contact you if you win. The contest will end on Monday, January 9, 2012, at 5:00 PM CST.
    1. Leave a comment of why you love VocabularySpellingCity.
    2. Follow my blog (or tell me you are a current follower) using the Join This Site button on the left.
    3. Grab my button to display on your blog. Please leave the link to your blog in your comment. (I'm sure others will want to follow you!)
    4. Like my blog on Facebook, or tell me that you already do. Please leave your Facebook name if it is different than your post name.
    5. Follow my blog on Twitter, or tell me you already do. Please leave your Twitter handle in your comment.
    6. Like VocabularySpellingCity on Facebook, or tell me you already do. Please leave your Facebook name if it is different than your post name.
    7. Follow VocabularySpellingCity on Twitter, or tell me you already do. Please leave your Twitter handle in your comment.
    8. Spread the word about this giveaway. You can create a post on your blog, send a Tweet, create a Facebook post, etc. Paste the link into your comment.
    Wow! Eight ways to enter! Remember, each entry will count as one chance, so leave separate posts. I will use www.random.org to determine the winner. Good luck!

    ~Cara
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    125 comments:

    Caroline Brantley said...

    I use spelling city for differentiated spelling lists. I would love the premium edition.
    Caroline

    Caroline Brantley said...

    I liked you of fb!
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

    Caroline Brantley said...

    I follow your blog.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

    Caroline Brantley said...

    I follow spelling city on fb!
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

    Caroline Brantley said...

    Spreading the word right now on fb!
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

    Caroline Brantley said...

    Spelling city giveaway for teachers. http://teachingmycalling.blogspot.com/2012/01/vocabularyspellingcity-giveaway.html?showComment=1325531784701#c8821544834524463268
    Teaching My Calling: VocabularySpellingCity GIVEAWAY
    teachingmycalling.blogspot.com

    Mrs. McKown said...

    I follow your wonderful blog!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Mrs. McKown said...

    Your button is on my blog :)

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Mrs. McKown said...

    I like you on FB ;) (and everywhere else!)
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Mrs. McKown said...

    I follow you on Twitter!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Mrs. McKown said...

    I like Spelling City on FB (under my personal name and Little Literacy Learners).

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Mrs. McKown said...

    I follow Spelling City on Twitter (LilLitLearners)

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    jujulynn66@msn.com

    Little Literacy Learners

    Renee Peoples said...

    I love the fact that it allows my students to practice their spelling from anywhere!
    Mail@reneepeoples.org

    Tammy said...

    I love spellingcity. It's so great for kids to do at home. Parents are always asking for learning type games for the computer and this is always a hit!

    katieneu said...

    I follow you on Twitter!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    I tweeted your giveaway too!
    http://twitter.com/#!/katieneu
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    I follow VocabularySpellingCity on Twitter!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    I follow your blog!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    VocabularySpellingCity makes learning fun and I think my students would love it!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    Check the giveaway out on Pinterest under my Giveaways board!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769399288/
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    Ali said...

    What a fabulous giveaway!! I LOVE all the games that spelling city offers!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

    Ali said...

    I follow your blog!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

    Heather said...

    I love and follow your blog!

    Heather said...

    I made a post on my blog about this giveaway! You can see it at http://begborrowandteach.blogspot.com/.

    Heather said...

    I "like" SpellingCity on Facebook :)

    Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

    I follow you on facebook!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

    I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    mdfruge said...

    I love Spelling City to reinforce spelling words, play games, and homework/parent practice!

    Misty
    mdfruge@yahoo.com

    mdfruge said...

    I added your blog, joined you, facebook, twitter and spelling city!

    Misty
    mdfruge@yahoo.com
    www.krazyaboutteaching.blogspot.com

    Tyler said...

    GIRL! You KNOW I am all over SpellingCity! I need to re-up my subscription! I follow you all over the place! Ha!

    Tyler
    trhart@henrico.k12.va.us
    @TRockR

    Sandra said...

    I follow your blog!

    smatadam@gmail.com

    Sandra said...

    I like you on FB!

    smatadam@gmail.com

    Sandra said...

    I like VSC on FB!

    smatadam@gmail.com

    Joyeleven said...

    I am a huge fan of Spelling City.

    Joyeleven said...

    My facebook account is Stacey Joy and I'm following you there too.

    Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

    I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways-found.html

    Mrs. Thiessen said...

    Love SpellingCity! I have used the site with my class since the beginning of the year. I can differentiate my students' learning and increase their vocabulary development through the use of engaging and fun activities! Thanks.
    http//mrstsgrade3s.blogspot.com

    monicaandrew said...

    i have heard great things about this program. would love to win! monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

    monicaandrew said...

    follow your blog on gfc
    monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

    monicaandrew said...

    like you on facebook
    Monica Rathmann
    monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...
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    Chris said...

    I love spelling city because the students can practice individualized list at home or at school independently.

    Anonymous said...

    I love Spelling City and have used it for a few years. It's great since I have more than one grade in my classroom. It's also wonderful that students can pull it up just about anywhere, een on smartphones. This is a great giveaway and I would sure love to win it.

    Glenda gdpluv2teach@bellsouth.net

    Mrs. M said...

    I love Spelling City because my students love it so much! They never complain when we play on it!
    jmathes@usd310.org

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I love Spelling City because my students love to use it so much. They use it at home and school.

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I am a new follower of your blog!

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I liked you on Facebook as Meagan England

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I am a new follower of you on Twitter.

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I liked Spelling City on Facebook as Meagan England


    england.meagan.l@gamil.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I am a new follower of Spelling City on Twitter.

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com

    Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

    I re-twitted about your contest! https://twitter.com/#!/oodlesofteach

    england.meagan.l@gmail.com


    Love, love this giveaway! Thank you so much for providing the opportunity and great info on your blog.

    Adelyn said...

    I love SpellingCity and have used it for several years...a great place for differentiation!
    elliott_a@dragon.k12.pa.us

    Sandra said...

    I blogged about your giveaway! I am a new blogger and would love it you were to check it out!

    Here is the link to the shout out:

    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/01/getting-ready-for-school-and-some.html

    SSweet Times in First

    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    Sandra

    Sandra said...

    I would love for my students to have extra support with Spelling City! Such an awesome resource!

    Sweet Times in First

    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    Sandra

    Tammy said...

    I follow Spelling City on Facebook. Love it!

    Viviene Tuckerman said...

    I love Spelling City and use the free version a lot with students and show it to staff at my school too. It is wonderful with all the dolche words and the capacity to choose so many combinations!

    Jeanne said...

    Liked you on Facebook. Cool site! I learned about it through Edmodo. I love Spelling City too! I haven't persuaded teachers to use it for their spelling tests yet only because of the limited access to computers. Our school just started an iPad pilot so things are changing.. We can use Spelling city on the iPads by using an app called Rover. Sweet!
    Thanks,
    Jeanne
    Jreed@mbusdapps.org

    Judy said...

    I follow your blog, liked you and spelling city on fb. I would LOVE to win a premium membership. My differentiated spelling lists are on spelling city every week. The kids play the games and do tests every week. Most of them access it at home and get so much fun practice on spellingcity. Love it!

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I follow your blog!

    mysecondgradejournal.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I love spelling city! It really comes in handy for those students who never want to study their words at home. I also use it during tutoring to help my strugglers.

    readingcare said...

    i follow your blog

    TOEIC vocabulary flashcards

    Donna said...

    I am a homeschool parent who just found Spelling City! (and have just spent an hour adding lists :) ) What a great program! I would LOVE to win!!
    atlmommy@gmail.com

    Donna said...

    I follow you blog via feedburner

    Donna said...

    I "liked" you on FB :)

    Donna said...

    I followed you on Twitter :)

    Donna said...

    oops - FB name is tootlebugz (same as twitter!0 Left that out!
    I already like Spelling City on FB (That's how I found you!)

    Donna said...

    I am following Spelling City on Twitter (tootlebugz) atlmommy@gmail.com

    Donna said...

    I blogged about this awesome giveaway! http://goalongs.com/?p=323

    Troy said...

    I follow you on Twitter: troye8418

    Troy said...

    I follow Spelling City on Twitter.

    Troy said...

    I placed your button on my blog.

    Troy said...

    Placed a Tweet letting everyone know about your give away.

    Troy said...

    I also enjoy spelling City. My class uses it for all of our spelling and vocabulary work.

    Keys4Education said...

    I'm a new follower!

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

    Anonymous said...

    I love Spelling City and I have used this free portion for over four years. It is a remarkable way to use multiple ability tests for differentiated instruction.

    Meghan
    megkellhofer@yahoo.com

    Anonymous said...

    I follow Spelling City on Facebook using the account name Hard2teach.

    meghan
    megkellhofer@yahoo.com

    Runde's Room said...

    I've used the free version of spelling city, and would love to try the premium version - it's great for differentiating to meet the needs of the students.

    Jen
    Runde's Room

    Runde's Room said...

    I already follow your fabulous blog!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

    Runde's Room said...

    I have just "liked" you on facebook.

    Jen
    Runde's Room

    Runde's Room said...

    And ... I have just "liked" spelling city on facebook.

    Jen
    Runde's Room

    Fitbecky said...

    I follow Spelling City on FB.

    Becky
    http://ep2ndgraderocks.blogspot.com/

    Fitbecky said...

    I love Spelling City because it's a great way for my class to practice their weekly spelling words.

    Becky
    http://ep2ndgraderocks.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I joined your blog!

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I liked you on Facebook.

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I followed you on twitter.

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I already follow vocab spelling city on Facebook.

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    I follow vocab spelling city on twitter.

    Mrs. Shepherd said...

    Love vocab spelling city because it is a great way to highly engage students.

    dsrogers said...

    I am a new follower. I love your website.

    Danette
    p2pmidga@hotmail.com

    dsrogers said...

    I would love to have the Vocabulary Spelling City. I use Spelling City in my special ed classroom already and would love to add the vocabulary portion to our classroom.

    Thanks,
    Danette
    p2pmidga@hotmail.com

    dsrogers said...

    Following you on twitter :)

    Twitter name: dsrogers2012

    Danette
    p2pmidga@hotmail.com

    dsrogers said...

    Following Vocabulary Spelling City on twitter.

    Thanks for the great contest.

    twitter name: dsrogers2012

    Danette
    p2pmidga@hotmail.com

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    matellicblue said...

    Hi Cara,
    We homeschool and spellingcity is a wonderful resource. I have been using spellingcity for years now. It is a wonderful resource for my children. They enjoy doing their spelling and vocabulary.Being able to make the specific word list for each of my children is wonderful.

    Learning in Bliss said...

    I love Spelling City. I use it to differentiate instruction for all of my students. The activities offer practice in the different learning styles. I am now following this blog!

    katieneu said...

    The giveaway is posted on twitter today!
    https://twitter.com/#!/katieneu
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    katieneu said...

    Check it out on Pinterest today!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769413103/
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

    pat said...

    Great giveaway...have used the basic version at times of Spelling City in my class. Thanks!

    kdclrk said...

    I usually use the basic or free version of Spelling City. I would love the Premium version!!

    kdclrk said...

    I follow Spelling City on Twitter.

    Kimberly Clark@kimmybama

    kdclrk said...

    I follow you on Twitter.

    Kimberly Clark@kimmybama

    kdclrk said...

    I follow you on Facebook.

    Kimberly Clark

    kdclrk said...

    I follow Spelling City on Facebook.

    Kimberly Clark

    kdclrk said...

    I am following you on Pinterest.

    Kimberly Clark

    kimberly_clark@ecboe.org

    Mrs. Thiessen said...

    I am a blog follower!

    grthiessen@shaw.ca

    Mrs. Thiessen said...

    I also follow you on Pinterest

    grthiessen@shaw.ca

    Pat's Paper Passion said...

    Students have an option to practice their words via tests, vocabulary quizzes, practice their words in cursive, and games...LUV the site. It's also easy for me to run-off their spelling words. I could go on and on...but I'll stop here.
    pbaker@esu15.org

    Mrs. Wilson said...

    I am a big follower too. Love your resources! Just started following you on Pinterest and saw some wonderful ideas.

    Miss Alissa said...

    I like all the practice activities kids can do at home or during free time.
    ~Alissa
    tchrgrl79@gmail.com

    Miss Alissa said...

    I follow your blog!

    ~Alissa
    tchrgrl79@gmail.com

    Gladys said...

    I follow your blog!

    Gladys
    teachinginhighheels(at)gmail(dot)com

    Holly said...

    I follow your blog {and if I win - I'd love to pay this forward to my dear fourth grade teacher pal!}

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    Jennifer Hartley said...

    I love Spelling City because it makes teaching spelling more interesting and fun. Students are also able to continue practice at home.

    Jennifer Hartley
    jhartley@yumaed.org

    Jennifer Hartley said...

    I'm a current follower of your site -- name is under mizsavvy.

    Jennifer Hartley
    jhartley@yumaed.org

    Jennifer Hartley said...

    I am following you on facebook.

    Jennifer Hartley
    jhartley@yumaed.org

    Jennifer Hartley said...

    I liked Spelling City on Facebook.

    Jennifer Hartley
    jhartley@yumaed.org

    Sally Boone said...

    I love Spelling City because the kids have fun practicing their words with all the games. Kids love to take the test on-line and are unhappy when we test the old-fashion way. I love that I do not have to grade those tests!

    Tam's said...

    I just found you and I plan to start following you. I love spelling city. I have used it for about three years. I teach second grade and I have differentiated my spelling and spellingcity is a great way to get my kids on every day....

    Sally Boone said...

    I follow Spelling City on Twitter.
    sboone@access.k12.wv.us

    Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

    I follow your blog.

    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

    Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

    I had a premium membership which recently lapsed. One of my favorite reasons for using Vocabulary Spelling City was that if a student was absent on the day of his spelling test, I'd have him make it up on line. It was wonderful to print out the report of his test without me having to take the time to actually sit down and give him every word.

    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

    Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

    I "liked" you on Facebook. My fb name is Christine Yazzie.

    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

    Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

    I previously "liked Vocabulary SpellingCity on Facebook. My fb name is Christine Yazzie.

    cryazzienj@yahoo.com