How to Adapt Any Spellzone Word List for Your Lesson Plan

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Spellzone has over 1.5 million word lists which can be used in a variety of spelling activities. As a teacher, you can adapt any word list to suit your specific needs and save time when creating resources.

Where do I find relevant Word Lists?

All our lists can be found on the Word Lists section of the site:

  • See which word lists are popular with users on Spellzone and within your school by scrolling to the bottom of the page.  
  • Use the search bar to find word lists that are relevant to a key word. For example, ‘homophones’ or ‘poetry’.  
  • Click on the tabs at the top of the page to explore our banks of ‘Course Lists’, ‘Curriculum Lists’, and ‘Vocabulary Lists’. You can also explore lists created by other schools. 

How do I adapt a Word List for my lesson?

You can adapt any word list you find on Spellzone to suit your specific needs:

  • Click on ‘Copy’ in the blue box to the right of the list. 
  • Edit the title and description.
  • Use the red crosses to remove words.
  • Use the green up and down arrows to reorder the words.
  • Choose alternate sentences from the dropdown lists.
  • Write your own sentences by clicking on the green plus icons.
  • Add new words by typing them into the box at the bottom of the page. 
  • When you have finished, click on ‘Save’.

Can I make my own Word Lists? 

Of course! Click on the ‘Create a List’ tab on the green toolbar at the top of the page to make a list with your own words and sentences. When you have finished, click on ‘Save’.

What next? 

You are now ready to use your word list with your students. Click here to learn about the different ways you can use a word list and here for instructions on how to set a word list task.  

16 Sep 2021
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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