Computer center is a staple in my weekly literacy center rotation. It is also a favorite of my students. I utilize the following wonderful and FREE sites: www.Spellingcity.com and www.Starfall.com. I have the students go to theses sites each week during center time and while we are at the computer lab. To make sure my students are participating in a worthwhile learning experience, I created direction sheets. By using the direction sheets, I am able to ensure that my students are focusing on a specific phonic element and are reviewing their weekly spelling words. So even though, they are visiting the same web sites each week, they are playing different games and/or focusing on a different spelling or phonetic skill. *I use wikki sticks or highlight tape on my laminated direction sheets to tell the students where to go on Starfall.com.
Click on the pictures below to download your own set of directions! I have the premium membership and it is amazing! I love to have my students use their personal passwords and go onto SpellingCity.com as a an alternative to doing written spelling homework. They love it, too!