Rocket Spelling Blog

Back-To-School Spelling Ideas

As the new school year gets into full swing, here are three back-to-school ideas for using Rocket Spelling to maximize your students' spelling progress.

1. Set Goals Rocket Spelling is designed to gamify your students' spelling practice. Start the year by encouraging your students to have a growth mindset when it comes to spelling. Even if certain words are difficult for them to spell as of now, it's important that your students understand that spelling -- like most things -- gets easier with practice! To explicitly see their own growth, we encourage your students to set both short-term and long-term spelling improvement goals.

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Differentiated Spelling

Here at Rocket Spelling, we believe in the power of differentiated spelling instruction and practice. Students enter our classrooms each fall with widely varying levels of phonemic awareness and spelling prowess. We believe that teachers' spelling instruction and the students' spelling practice should both be differentiated to meet their individual needs. But managing and documenting all of that can be time-consuming if not downright impossible.

That's where we come in. With 1,200 high-frequency words sorted by pattern, Rocket Spelling is designed to provide students with independent spelling practice that they can move through at their own pace, freeing the teacher up to provide small-group instruction to students as needed.

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Printing Student Logins

This year, we've made it even easier for you to print out all of your students' usernames and passwords on Rocket Spelling. Once you've entered and saved all of your students' information, you can now use the "Print Table" button within the Manage Tab of your teacher account (highlighted in the picture below) to generate a printable PDF of your students' logins.

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New for 2018-2019: 14-Day Free Trial

This school year, new Rocket Spelling customers are invited to check out Rocket Spelling in several ways. First, to test out the first level in each planet -- even without creating a login -- you can click the "Demo" button (or go directly to this page). This will give you a sense of what Rocket Spelling is all about.

To gain full access to Rocket Spelling for 14 days...

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Transferring Students to a New Teacher

Now that we're heading into the second year of Rocket Spelling, we've unveiled a new feature: transferring student accounts to a new teacher. You may transfer some or all of your students' accounts to another teacher who is registered on Rocket Spelling. This allows students to retain progress from one school year to the next.

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Spring 2018 Coupon Code

Looking for a chance to get your students excited about spelling this spring? RocketSpelling.com is an engaging game that helps students to practice 1,200 high-frequency words independently and in a differentiated manner! Your students will be hooked on trying to conquer as many levels as they can; you will appreciate the access to instant, individualized student data at a glance.

This spring, we've got a coupon code available to allow you to check out all the fun of Rocket Spelling for free. New Rocket Spelling customers can use coupon code 'SPRING2018' to get a completely FREE classroom Rocket Spelling account that will last through the rest of the school year!

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February 2018 Coupon Code

With 1,200 high-frequency words built into a fun, engaging game, RocketSpelling.com is an exciting way for your students to practice their spelling and word work independently! Your students will be hooked on trying to conquer as many levels as they can; you will appreciate the access to instant, individualized student data at a glance.

For a limited time, we've got a new coupon code available to allow you to test-pilot the fun of Rocket Spelling. All new Rocket Spelling customers can use coupon code 'FEB2018' to get a completely FREE classroom Rocket Spelling account that will last through the rest of the school year!

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Prefixes (Levels 11-1 to 11-4)

Our final planet begins with four levels focusing on prefixes. Level 11-1 consists of words with the prefix re-, un-, or pre-: return, preview, undo, unlock, preschool, unhappy, rewind, unplug, preheat, and restart. Level 11-2 contains words with the prefix in-, im-, il-, or ir-: impossible, irregular, illegal, invisible, immature, imperfect, incapable, improper, illiterate, and impatient.

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