Guide to Spellzone Word Lists

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For Spellzone users, word lists are a vital part of learning how to spell.

While most of our students are looking to improve their spelling, it is important to remember that not everyone will find the same words difficult to learn. Students studying different subjects at school may also have different sets of vocabulary that they are required to be familiar with – it is unlikely that someone studying Biology will need to know the same terms as someone studying Drama. Our word list feature is a great way to adapt Spellzone to your specific needs by creating lists featuring the words you personally struggle with. Click here to learn how.

We also have a huge collection of existing word lists in a wide array of subjects. You can find these under the ‘Word Lists’ tab on the top right of any page of our site. There you will also find a list of Spellzone’s most popular word lists at any given moment on the left hand side of the page, and a word cloud of the words students are learning at any given moment at the bottom of a page. When you have clicked through to a list, choose on the ‘eye’ icon at the top of each list to learn using the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ activity; the ‘ear’ icon to take a ‘Listen and Spell’ test; and the ‘football’ icon to play games using your words. Click the ‘paper’ icon to print a word list as worksheets for off-line study.

Course Word Lists
The spelling course is central to Spellzone. After taking our Spelling Ability Test, students are given a personally tailored pathway through the spelling course to work on. The Starter Course teaches all the basic phonic spelling rules using multi-sensory activities. The 36 units of the Main Course explore all the spelling rules, breaking them down into basic building blocks that test and track progress along the way. You can work through a unit as many times as you want, or you can head to our course word lists to practise words that follow a specific spelling rule or pattern.

Spellzone also creates ‘My Difficult Words’ bespoke lists for each student as they work through the course units. These are made from the words that the student spell incorrectly so they can learn them using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity, Listen and Spell test and the Spellzone games.

Curriculum Word Lists
While these word lists follow the English school curriculum, we are sure our students from around the world will find them useful too. This collection includes curriculum guides and is targeted at students in Key Stages 1-3. Lists in this collection also focus on high frequency words and subject-specific vocabulary. Learn more about the Key Stage 3 spelling lists here.

If you are a teacher anywhere in the world and would like us to add word lists that are specific to your curriculum please get in touch.

Vocabulary Word Lists
In these lists, words are grouped by subject. While these lists are suitable for all Spellzone users, they will be particularly useful for students who are learning English. You can find out more about how to make the most of Spellzone as a second-language English speaker here. Use our vocabulary word lists to test yourself on a variety of words grouped in subjects ranging from animals to musical instruments to the Zodiac signs.

Have a good week!

31 Jul 2017
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"Spellzone is incredibly easy to access and caters for a wide range of abilities, which means you can use it throughout the school at a range of levels, making it fantastic value for money as a learning resource."

Anne Shisler, SENCO, City of London School for Girls