Teaching vocabulary


Vocabulary.com is an excellent vocabulary study service offering thousands of vocabulary practice lists and activities for students in elementary school through graduate school. Source: Free technology for teachers. 

When you start you register here and then set up your class. Ask for a link to share with your class and have them all sign-up. You can start the class off by creating an assignment by choosing a particular topic. I choose Climate change. We can use this before we start writing a blog post about climate change. A useful practice before we start working on a topic. The screen looks like this:

I will keep you posted on how this works out! I’m sharing some info about the site here:

Don’t just memorize. Achieve mastery.

Ditch the flash cards and stop memorizing definitions. Vocabulary.com teaches you words by systematically exposing you to a wide array of question types and activities that will help you understand all the meanings and nuances of every word you’re learning.

Even after you’ve achieved mastery, we’ll continue to reinforce what you have learned to make sure that it all stays fresh in your memory.

Start playing.

We’ll get to know you.

As you play Vocabulary.com, we figure out which words you know and which ones you need a little help with. We keep practicing with you until you master the tough ones.

Let us know which words you want to focus on, and we’ll prioritize those.

As your vocabulary grows, Vocabulary.com grows with you.

Vocabulary.com is a platform for lifelong learning, growing with you every step of the way. As you improve, the words that you learn will become more and more advanced. And, with our easy-to-use progress-monitoring tools, you can always look back to see how far you’ve come.

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