20 Ideas To Help You Keep Up With Your Learning While You Are Staying At Home

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If your school has been closed due to the Covid-19 virus, we are here to help.

As we go through this uncertain time together, we will do our very best to continue working as normal. While we do expect a higher demand, our servers have plenty of capacity. We aim to continue to respond quickly to any requests for information or support.

Whether you are a long-time user or new to our site, we hope some of these ideas will help you stay focused and beat boredom: 

  1. New to the site and not sure where to start? Logging back in after a long time? The first thing to do is work out your base spelling level using the Spelling Ability Test.
  2. Once you have your score, start working through your Personal Course Pathway. That’s a route through the site tailored to your specific strengths and weaknesses.  
  3. Your Spellzone subscription also gives you access to thousands of word lists.
  4. We know that no two students will have the same needs so learning how to create your own spelling lists is always a good idea.
  5. The Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check test is a classic when it comes to learning spelling – and with good reason! Learn more here.
  6. Not sure how to pronounce a word? Our Listen and Spell test lets you listen to a word before trying to spell it.
  7.  Our spelling games are a great way to have fun while still feeling productive.
  8. Missing your friends? Some of our games a have a multiplayer option too. Log in at the same time and challenge each other!
  9. Writing is one of the best ways to improve your spelling. These ideas for incorporating writing into your at-home routine were written for the summer holidays, but most of them will work now too. 
  10. Not sure what to write about? Here are five prompts.
  11. Ever wondered where our words for different types of cloth came from?
  12. What about our words for coffee?
  13. Did you know that English words are borrowed from languages from all over the world?
  14. In fact, here are five weird wordy titbits you can text your friends about.
  15. Did you know some words have multiple contradictory meanings?  
  16. Not to mention there are words that sound the same but are spelt in totally different ways?
  17. Want to learn how to express yourself more interetingly? Click here.
  18. This article will help you if you want to learn as many new words as possible.
  19. This one will help if you want to polish up your punctuation. 
  20. And if you’re looking for procrastination, here are our top tips for tidying your desk!  


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20 Mar 2020
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"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill