Vocabulary and Word Skills, page 3
|Word Study Resources
|Words with Multiple Meanings
|Prefixes and Suffixes
|Words at Play
Click on a headline to find links to a recent news article and a list of vocabulary words drawn from it. Difficulty level will vary with the article.
Free vocabulary building, SAT and GRE preparation.
The Power of Simple Words
Long, fancy words designed to show off intelligence and vocabulary aren't always the best writing choice. This short (2:02), playful video from TED-ED explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message. Captioned, includes follow-up questions at the end; appropriate for middle school and older.
A puzzle and games generation tool for teachers, parents and students.
Reflecting on the First Six Weeks of Word Study
An elementary teacher discusses his classroom approach to new words.
Ideas for improving spelling at all grade levels.
In this activity students indicate synonyms by writing them on paint chips of similar color.
Synonym Word Bags
Students will fill Word Bags with synonyms for frequently used words. This activity is ongoing throughout the year; it is designed for 3rd and 4th graders.
Synonyms: WordGirl Maze Mania
In this downloadable interactive game, students collect synonyms as Word Girl flies through a maze in purusit of the bank robber. Audio is helpful but not essential.
Teaching Vocabulary: Two Dozen Tips and Techniques
These ideas will work on many grade levels.