Spellzone is adaptable for students of all abilities and many teachers use Spellzone successfully with 7-11 year olds. Parents need no expert knowledge in teaching spelling as the Spellzone courses follow a logical progression and all spelling rules are clearly explained at each stage.
To help you to get started, the Spellzone Spelling Ability Test provides a baseline 'Spellzone Score' and creates a personal 'Course Pathway' for each student which may include units from the Spellzone Starter Course and the Spellzone Main Course.
The test is repeated at key points and the scores and pathways updated according to the progress made.
The Spellzone Main Course assumes that users that can spell phonically simple words with short vowel sounds and hard consonants (for example, run, sit, stand, jump). The course follows a logical progression and all spelling rules are clearly explained at each stage. There are extensive word lists for each rule with practice in the form of games and interactive tests.
The Spellzone Starter Course is an entry level resource provided to help learners who are not yet at that level. These include primary pupils, older students who are still struggling with basic spelling concepts, lower level users of English such as ESL and EAL students.
The Spellzone Starter Course teaches the basic phonic rules of how to spell short vowel sounds and hard consonants with just one letter. All word lists follow a structured, cumulative approach. Each page deals first with sounds new to that page and then include sounds from earlier lists. Only those sounds that have already been introduced are included.
If you have any spelling lists of subject-specific words or there are some technical words that you need to learn for your work, you can upload them for immediate use. There are also 1,000s of pre-loaded word lists on Spellzone:
All word lists:
The meaning of most unfamiliar words can be checked in the Spellzone dictionary.
Spellzone teaching resources are free to download. You can even use them on your website and share them with your friends and colleagues.
For further information on the teaching content of the course, please see Notes for teachers and tutors.
Is your son or daughter dyslexic? Many parents of dyslexics choose to educate their children at home. Spellzone is written by an experienced teacher and dyslexia specialist who is also the author of several books for dyslexics. For further information on how this spelling course can help dyslexics please see: Spellzone and dyslexia.
Ask your school to contact us for a FREE TRIAL! If your child's school subscribes to Spellzone, ALL of their students can access the course both in school and from home. Each student's progress is stored in their own password-protected area so your child can follow up school work with further study at home.