Tried it Tuesday - Spelling Contracts and SpellingCity

I am happy to be linking up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for her linky...

I am sharing two resources I am using this year for my spelling/word study program. I use Words Their Way to group my students and for many of my word lists and activities but I can not say I use the program 100% of the time or the way it should probably be used. I supplement the program with the two resources I want to share with you today.

At the BTS sale on TpT I purchased Spelling Contracts Throughout the Year by Fourth and Ten.

My students get their words on Monday, record them in their agendas and write them out 3x.
On Tuesday they get their contract. They glue it in along the side of the page where they wrote their words (so that it flaps and they do not waste the paper underneath) and get started on earning points. I set my points at 20 to 25 points so that they can almost complete it during class time if they are working and only need to finish one or two activities at home. I love that there is a version that includes Spelling City because....

I also got a paid membership to Spelling City. I love having my lists online and easy to access. I love the activities that the students can choose from. I love the online tests and I have not even used any of the Vocabulary parts of the site yet!!

Parents are loving both of these programs. I received a lot of positive feedback from parents for both of these programs at Parent-Teacher conferences. Parents love the consistency of the Spelling Contract activities and point system. They told me again and again how their children are totally buying into it. They also love Spelling City and how easy it is to use. Sorry for the short post - but I really do recommend trying these resources, now it is time for me to read what every one else has been trying : )

Check back tomorrow for an exciting new giveaway you won't want to miss!!


  1. We love spellingcity at our school. We use that a TON! Plus we also use Xtra Math. Those are two of the great supplementals that work really well with the students and keep them engaged.

    I totally agree about the parent piece too, they really like it.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  2. I need to check out the spelling contracts. We are loving Spelling City too. Do you give grades for spelling on the contract activities? Thanks so much for linking up! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. This is my 5th year using Spelling City and I can't say enough great things about it. It's such a huge time saver for me. The kids take the test independently and grades the test for me. I haven't used spelling contracts in quite some time. I'll check these out. Thank you for sharing...I might just need to bring them back in the mix!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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