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photocab l ogo.PNG ..http://phocab.net/
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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary ... Kimberly Tyson, Learning Unlimited
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for examples of using technology with vocabulary ... click here
for academic vocabulary ... click here
see also "picture dictionaries" ... click here
Vocabulary: Five Common Misconceptions .. ASCD Educational Leadership (June 2012)
10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction (and 10 Things to Avoid!) ... Eye on Education
Students Must Learn More Words Say Studies ... Education Week, Focus On: Literacy (Feb. 2013)
Which Words Matter? ... Education Week, Feb. 2013
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My friend reviewed her young son's fill-in-the-blank homework. One line: "At Christmas, we exchange gifts with ."
His response: "Receipts." (from December, 2012, Readers Digest, Carol Schnell)

vocabulary resources...
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thematic vocabulary
  • word recognition
  • word banks
  • discussion prompts
  • writing
  • explaining, making connections
  • + more

www.wordsmyth.net - Create your own glossaries for terms and vocabulary from your lessons!Academic Vocabulary Word
Highlighter- Cut and paste any text into this site and have your academic vocabulary words automatically highlighted!
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English for Everyone has a variety of language arts activities such as
  • reading comprehension passages,
  • synonyms,
  • antonyms,
  • phonics,
  • parts of speech,
  • analogies,
  • run-on sentences,
  • irregular verbs,
  • punctuation,
  • contractions
  • forming questions
  • explanation & practice with ‘ed’ endings
  • seasons theme
  • U.S. citizenship
  • and much more.
English for Everyone gives research based explanations and spans grades 1st-12th with some printable worksheets. Some worksheets have interactive versions.

Kindergarten can also use this site.

Use the worksheets to get ideas that can be made into activities to increase:
  • grammar,
  • conventions,
  • word study
  • comprehension

No registration is required.

vocabulary picture cards--from Imagine It...all cards K-5 ... SIOP wiki

illustrated math dictionary ... Math is Fun
easy-to-understand definitions, with illustrations and links to further reading
math dictionary -- illustrated, online... enchanted learning

logo--adrian_bruce's_reading_stuff.pngREADING RESOURCES WEBSITE ...
VOCABULARY...a collection of vocabulary strategies to help you add variety to learning new vocabulary in guided reading sessions
vocabulary strategy cards 1, 2, 3
vocabulary strategy cards 4, 5, 6
vocabulary strategy cards 7, 8, 9

themed word sets--**HFW on theme images** ... Sparklebox
Vocabulary Flashcards (Imagine It)

Word Dice ... crickweb
Input your own words on 1 or 2 dice. Click to roll and read the words that randomly come up.

Learning Vocabulary ... from Teaching Ideas
Merry Melodies ... from Teaching Ideas
Animal Riddles ... See how many of the questions you can answer. Pass your cursor over the word 'answer' to check your answers. For example: What horse never goes out in the daytime? (a night mare) ... (Hillendale Elementary School)

The Most Common Words in the English Language ... (divided into 10 lists of 100 words each)
These are the most comon words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 25 make up about a third of all printed materials. The first 100 make up about half of all written material, and the first 300 make up about 65 percent of all written material. Is it any wonder that all students must learn to recognize these words instantly and to spell them correctly also?

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Building the Language of **Mathematics** for Students ... Math vocabulary lists which support Common Core Standards and the 2003 NCSCOS; provides a separate list for each grade level

Vocabulary Games & Activities

Puzzling Clue Vocabulary ... Education World
...A fun strategy that can be used as a review for any subject

ESL Vocabulary Games -- Listening Memory Games ... ESL Games World
lots of thematic categories, also 'action verbs' and 'adjective opposites'
Students match pictures to spoken words...

animal labeling...click here

fruit labeling...click here

transportation labeling...click here

vegetable labeling...click here

farm labeling...click here

The following lesson plans (from Education World) offer fun tools for teaching
and practicing vocabulary skills.

5 Quick Games That Build Reading Skills (Grades 2-8)
  • Search for Syllables (builds syllabication skills)
  • Alpha Sentences (builds grammar--sentence structure--skills and creativity
  • Meaning Match-Up (builds word-meaning skills)
  • Which Word? (builds sequence and word recognition skills)
  • Word Hunt (builds skimming and visual recognition skills)


Word Wall "Active-ities" Build Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing Skills ... Education World
Teachers Say Word Walls Work ... Education World
Word Wall Resource Page ... Education World
Word Walls That Work ... Scholastic
Building the Word Wall ... Teachers.net
(what words are selected and why; why use different colors)
Interactive Word Walls ... The School Bell

Word Walls in a Nut Shell... School of Education, Univ. of Pittsburg