VISUWORDS™ Online Graphical Dictionary
Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
Visuwords™ uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web\.
ReadWorks.org Introduces New Vocabulary Lessons
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - Student-friendly definitions
Check out the "VocabGrabber" and "Ten Words from Today's NYTimes" features
Houghton Mifflin HS Word Lists
100 Words HS Freshman Should Know
100 Words HS Graduates Should Know
Practice Vocabulary and Grammar at Freerice.com
Make flashcards and review vocabulary at Quizlet.com
Latin Roots Latin #16
Word Parts Game (Flashcards at Quizlet.com) (See handout)
Princeton Review - The Vocabulary Minute
Building Academic Vocabulary - Jen Madison PowerPoint Presentation
Vocabulary Development - West Virginia Department of Education
Vocabulary Resources - Learning in Maine
Quizlet Flashcards -
Make flashcards, practice word meaning, play vocabulary games, browse teacher-made lists
Vocabulary Development and Concept Graphic Organizers
Student Friendly Definitions
Collins COBUILD Dictionary
Fun With Words Websites
Flowcabulary (membership $)
Help students master academic content while building core literacy skills through engagement, master and student creativity.
Engage - Educational hip-hop videos teach standards-based skills and content
Master - Activities, assessments and analytics develop skills and provide valuable learning insights for teachers
Create - Interactive tools get creative juices flowing as students write and perform their own educational raps
The Ultimate Word Games Guide
including quotations organized by 59 category words
Free Rice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. FreeRice has two goals:
- Provide education to everyone for free.
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Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines words and images from the web. It's a fun tool for writers of any age who are thinking through illustrations and multiple meanings of words.
Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide.
Well Defined: Vocabulary in Rhyme, Michael Salinger
"Each poem's story leaves an indelible image in the reader's mind." J. Blasingame
Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction
by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan (2002) (recommends The New Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists by E.B. Fry, 1985)
Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher's Manual by Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering (2005) Grade-level and content-area vocabulary lists
Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples (Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy)(part of series, Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy) by Isabel L. Beck , Margaret G. McKeown , Linda Kucan (2008) Summarize HS example p. 138-152.
Inside Words by Janet Allen
Merges recent research and key content-area teaching strategies to show teachers how to help students understand the academic vocabulary found in textbooks, tests, articles, and other informational texts
The Vocabulary Book: Learning & Instruction (Language and Literacy Series) by Michael F. Graves (2006) Four-part vocabulary program: 1 – providing rich and varied language experiences 2 – teaching individual words 3 – teaching word-learning strategies 4 – fostering word consciousness Twenty Most Frequent Prefixes, p. 104 HS examples 152-59
What Really Matters in Vocabulary by Patricia M. Cunningham (2009) “Maximizing Vocabulary Development by Teaching Word Parts,” Chapter 3, Spanish and French Cognates for Common English Words, p. 61-65
Word Savvy: Integrating Vocabulary, Spelling, and Wordy Study, Grades 3-6 by Max Brand Integrated Vocabulary, Spelling, & Word Study, Grades 3-6
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction (4th Edition) (Words Their Way Series)(4th Edition) by Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi , Shane R. Templeton, Francine Johnston
Word Wise and Content Rich, Grades 7-12: Five Essential Steps to Teaching Academic Vocabulary by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey (2008)
Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 by Janet Allen (1999) Chapter 2 diagrams Add Appendix B “Quotations for Word Lovers,” p. 115-16 to Power of Language unit Check Appendix D “Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes,” p. 121-23 against Gallagher’s list and Grammar Module Part II lists