I’ve posted about Tutpup several times, and must have had a “brain freeze” when I forgot to include it in The Best Spelling Sites.
Thankfully, Steven Roberge kangirsuk reminded me about it. I’ll just quote how he described it, and you can also look at my previous posts on it:
Students must spell words that are spoken to them. The activity is a multi-player game. There are 5 levels of difficulty. Teachers can create class accounts, so they can monitor the progress and statistics of their students.
Larry and others,
I think all these spelling “games” are fun but they lack a real exchange of meaning. We also must remind ourselves as teachers that in these kinds of “dictation” type activities – we don’t learn how to spell. We only confirm, we know how to spell.
Real learning, learning how to spell, comes from reading. Even better, immersion in the text and with audio to foster phonemic awareness and recognition…
Just wanted to play the Surgeon General here!