[Surfnetkids: 12 Sep 2012] Vocabulary Activities

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#1. September 12, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Vocabulary Activities

by Barbara J. Feldman

Vocabulary Activities Printable (** for premium members only)

Education experts agree that vocabulary is a vital part of school success, and that reading is the best way to develop one’s vocabulary. But online games and quizzes are one way of shaking it up, and it never hurts to have a little variety in one’s learning toolbox. Here are my vocab picks for the week.

Daily words are usually selected around a weekly theme, and emailed free (with definitions) to over a million subscribers. Each word includes the definition, audio pronunciation, etymology, and examples of usage. You can view today’s and yesterday’s word at the website with a direct link from the left-hand nav. A complete archive of past words is available in either a chronological or alphabetical order, and in plain text as well as the more common HTML web format.

Sheppard Software Vocabulary Games
In addition to word games such as Hangman and Cluecless Crossword, Sheppard offers five vocabulary quizzes with encouraging spoken feedback. “Good.” “Right.” “Yes.” “Great!” Two of the games draw from a vocabulary of 720 commonly-tested SAT/GRE words. Each round consists of twenty select-the-definition questions, so you can play over and over again, with very little repetition. The others are an expert-level vocab game (with words like “opprobrium” and “eldritch”), and quizzes on computer and medical terminology.

Vocabulary Coach
With over 4000 vocabulary words and seven games, Vocabulary Coach targets both students studying for standardized tests and grownups wanting to improve their vocabulary. ” A few minutes each day is all that it takes. Each day spend 5 minutes on each game; use your new words in your conversations, and perhaps even make flash cards, and before you know it, you’ll have a brand new vocabulary!” Each test/game offers three levels of difficulty, so you can start at a level that’s just right for you.

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Vocabulary Activities Printable

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SAT Vocabulary Printable

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