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BBC Bitesize


BBC Skillswise


BBC Hard Spell


Catch The Spelling

- more than two dozen categories of spelling games
- as words fall from the top of the screen, players have to "catch" the appropriate letters in the correct sequence to spell the word displayed at the top of the game. Players "catch" letters by moving a cursor at the bottom of the page.
- Levels: (E) = Easy, (M) = Medium, (D) = Difficult

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Games Games Games

sixteen free spelling games.
targeted to middle primary but would also suit ESL and young adult learners



various spelling games; beginners

eight free games
more than 6,000 words

MSNBC Interactive Spelling Bee

- based on the words from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee
- three games to play and the words get progressively more difficult the longer you play
- The words are read to students who then type the word into the spelling box. Just like in a real spelling bee,
- students can get the definition and or hear it used in a sentence.
- best suited for middle school and high school students.

Read Write Think's Word Wizard

online activity for young beginners based on four childrens' books.
After selecting a book the Word Wizard creates a simple online spelling exercise based on the words in the book chosen by the child.


Spellcheck Wizard

Create your own word search and word scramble games to play online.
Each game can have up to ten words.
Simply enter ten words into the list field then select word search or word scramble. Best suited for beginners


Spelling Bee the game

- select an avatar (game persona)
- hear the definition read as well as hear the word used in a sentence.
- If correct move on to the next level
- If incorrect students are given an easier word to try.

Spelling City

- Games
- type a word and hear it pronounced.

Spelling it Right - Learn to spell confidently

Spelling Match

simple matching game aimed at years 1-8 developed by Houghton Mifflin

Spelling Wizard

From Scholastic's Homework Hib. Enter 10 words and generate a spelling scramble or word search. Complete online and/or print

Spell tube

allows teachers to create their own customized list of words for their students to learn. Students get their own unique login credentials that are matched to their teacher's word lists.

You can easily put your spelling words on this site so your students can access them from a computer outside of school. It also is a good site to recommend to parents who are looking to give their students some assistance in spelling.

Spell with Zombies

Spin and Spell

- select a picture and then spell the name of the item
- or have word selected for you then identify the correct corresponding image

Phonetic Speller Werdz

Phonetic Speller 'Werdz is software developed by IBM that will correctly spell words such as "sossidge, lettis," and "menny utha werdz.
Werdz can be downloaded by selecting this link (4.5 MB)

More Words Words with letter pairs

Words with letter pairs-
Have you ever got stuck thinking about spelling words in 2 syllables, 3 syllables, 4 syllables etc? This website provides an enormous amount of blends from A to Z and everything in between. It’s great if you are stumped on needing a word.

An Ode to the Spelling Chequer

"Prays the Lord for the spelling chequer
That came with our pea sea!
Mecca mistake and it puts you rite
Its so easy to ewes, you sea.

I never used to no, was it e before eye?
(Four sometimes its eye before e.)
But now I've discovered the quay to success
It's as simple as won, too, free!

Sew watt if you lose a letter or two,
The whirled won't come two an end!
Can't you sea? It's as plane as the knows on yore face
S. Chequer's my very best friend

I've always had trubble with letters that double
"Is it one or to S's?" I'd wine
But now, as I've tolled you this chequer is grate
And its hi thyme you got won, like mine."

—Janet E. Byford