VSC WordFind https://www.spellingcity.com/wordfind.html VSC WordFind is a fun way to study your spelling and vocabulary words while searching for new words.
How many words can you make using the letters in each word on your list? The more words you find and the faster you find them, the higher your score will be! You may even be ranked on the high score table!
Graphwords (for the visual learners) https://graphwords.com/word/ Graphwords
An online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words.
You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
To search for a word, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the "Draw" button. You may also press the enter key instead. After searching for a word, the main display will populate with many words and meanings. The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the "Save as image" button on the toolbar.
Solve Anagrams http://wordsmith.org/anagram/ Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams.
You can also get anagrams using email. Send a blank message to the wordserver at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the instructions on using Anagram/by/Mail.
Wordshift for creating Word Clouds https://wordsift.org/ Wordshift for creating Word Clouds
WordSift was created to help teachers manage the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. We especially hope that this tool is helpful in supporting English Language Learners.
Wordsift Tutorial Use in Classrooms
PicLits https://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Vocab Grabber https://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ Vocab Grabber
VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context.
Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button.
VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.
EasyDefine http://www.easydefine.com EasyDefine
EasyDefine was initially developed with the intention of speeding up the time people spend looking up vocabulary words.
With this website there is no need to spend countless hours looking up definitions.
All one has to do is copy and paste the word list and all the words will be extracted and defined.
Definitions are taken from Princeton's WordNet 3.0.
VocabSushi http://www.vocabsushi.com/ "VocabSushi is an online verbal test prep service that helps you prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE by teaching you vocab words with real-world, contextual examples found in the daily news.
The site crawls the daily news from around the U.S. to find examples of vocab words to show users context of how a word is used while also seeing the definition of the word. VocabSushi has compiled lists of vocab words commonly tested on each standardized test and contains recorded MP3 pronunciations, definitions and sample sentences for every VocabSushi word."
TCM : Podcast Episode 6 - Building Vocabulary https://www.teachercreatedmaterials.com/ TCM : Podcast Episode 6 - Building Vocabulary
Nancy Padak, Rick Newton, and Evangeline Newton talk with Editorial Director Lori Kamola about using Greek and Latin word roots to build students’ vocabulary.
These authors and researchers discuss how teaching Greek and Latin roots can dramatically increase a student's vocabulary, improve comprehension, raise test scores, and create a lifelong interest in word learning.
Wordle http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/wordle/ Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Free Rice https://freerice.com/ FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
English Vocabulary http://www.theenglishvocabulary.com/ English Vocabulary
In any English course, an important point is the acquisition of a rich vocabulary. This one will allow you to express yourself more fluently and will improve your comprehension.
Here you will find words grouped by topics, with their pronunciation and translation to your own language.
Also, you will be able to print exercises which will help you to memorize every topic.
Vocabulary Web Games http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm Vocabulary Web Games
Learn SAT / GRE words | Improve your vocabulary context skills - SAT word list | Improve your vocabulary context skills - expert word list | Learn computer terminology | Learn medical terminology |
Vocabulary Training Exercises http://www.vokabel.com/ Vocabulary Training Exercises : In English, German, French and Spanish
WordCount http://www.wordcount.org/ WordCount
An interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words.
WordCoun is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it is.
Hundreds of Idioms of North American https://www.speak-read-write.com/idiom.html 700-expression guide to North American idioms, defined by context. Suggestions for student and teacher use begin the guide. More free help in articles, short stories, grammar tips and puzzles.
Prognosticate (online game) http://www.prognosticate.com/ Prognosticate (online game)
Ever think you know what someone is about to say? Catch yourself completing other people's sentences? Prognosticate is a game where you can put your skill to test.
In the game, you are shown part of a current news story from either CNN or the BBC. The story stops in mid-sentence and you need to select from a list of words to predict which word comes next in the story.
While playing you get to learn something about what is going on in the world.
Current affairs | current events |
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ There are four educational games on this site designed to teach English.
The Word Search Game has over 140
subjects to choose from, the Hangman game has a database with over 5,800
words, the Match Game has 3 levels of play and 7 card sets to choose from and
The Vocabulary Quiz expanding database is filled with questions.
Vocabulary Games Online at Quia https://www.quia.com/shared/ Vocabulary Games Online at Quia
Reading Vocabulary Quiz | Homographs - (copy) | Word Parts 1 | Cormier: English Vocab (total words) | Travel - (copy) | Travel - (copy) | Micrografx S3D Vocabulary | VB ROOTS: mega/maxi/magn/micro/min |
Vocabulary Worksheets http://www.englishbanana.com/worksheets/ Vocabulary Worksheets
Basic Vocabulary Sets | Using Your Dictionary - Easy Adjectives | Positive & Negative Words | Parts of the Body | Health Problems | Telling the time |
ReadingKey https://www.tampareads.com/ Use the ReadingKey Vocabulary Building Program alongside your current reading program for the biggest reading test score jump your classroom has seen from one year to the next. ReadingKey achieves this by concentrating on the most efficient strategies for improving overall reading ability and comprehension - which is to insure students can read their identified grade level vocabulary words accurately and fluently.
Hangman http://www.greyolltwit.com/educational.html Hangman
My version of the very old and simple word game where you can choose from the word lists provided or make your own. The idea of the game is to guess the word or phrase picked at random from a list before the hangman scaffold is fully built. Each time you guess a letter, if it appears in a word it will show up in the correct position including if it appears more than once. For every letter you try that is not in the word or phrase, a piece of the hangman scaffold is shown.
The different word lists or categories included with the program are World Countries, Capital Cities, Bible Characters, Birds, Animals, Insects, Flowers, Vegetables, Films, Children's Films, Sports and Fruits.
Free software to download
Vocabulary University https://www.vocabulary.com/ Vocabulary University
Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Teachers have endorsed this site which enriches classroom curriculum. These exercises help prepare for PSAT/NMSQT*, SSAT*, GED*, SAT* and ACT* tests. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition and are being used in home-schooling and ESL programs.
Word Spy https://www.wordspy.com/ Welcome to the home of the Word Spy! This Web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words and phrases, old words that are being used in new ways, and existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance.
These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new words and phrases that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, press releases, and Web sites.
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