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Web Tools for Teachers: Spelling

There are a lot of great spelling tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:

AAA Spell–  Teachers and parents can create accounts and lists for their students and see practice results.

Alpha-Bot– Word Central’s word-spelling robot challenges spellers of all ages.

Annenberg Learner Spelling Bee– Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story.

British Council Speak and Spell– Learn how to speak and spell English words with Sam and Pam, the super space spies.

Catch the Spelling– Practice Your Spelling & Review Vocabulary While Having Fun.

Dictionary.com– The world’s most popular dictionary and thesaurus with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, word origins, quotes, audio pronunciations, and example sentences.

Dictionary.net– The Dictionary Built For & Edited By You.

The Free Dictionary– Dictionary with word games and activities.

Fun Brain Spell Check– Identify the word that is spelled incorrectly. Choose between two levels of difficulty.

KidsSpell– The Absolutely Free And Totally Fun Way To Improve Your Spelling.

Merriam-Webster– Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality resources.

Snappy Words– An online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words.

SpellingCity–  Input spelling lists for your students to use for free spelling help.

Spellits– BBC Schools Online website Spelling with the Spellits presents 9 spelling strategies for  pupils from 7-9 years.

Spellzone– Spellzone is an online English spelling course with thousands of pages of teaching, tests and games.

Torture the Teacher– Torture your teachers by clicking on the INCORRECT spellings of the words that appear on the chalkboard!

Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee– In the Tournament Spelling Bee, you’ll be challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to your skill level.

WordSift– WordSift helps anyone easily sift through texts — just cut and paste any text into WordSift and you can engage in a verbal quick-capture! The program helps to quickly identify important words that appear in the text.

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If you know of other great spelling web tools, please share them in the comments below.

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