Vocabulary

Homophones

Homophones

A homophone is a group of words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as “to, too, and two.” Homophones are a special kind of a homonym, which in addition to words that are …[Continue]

Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary Activities

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 …[Continue]

Vocabulary Tests

Vocabulary Tests

This week’s round up of vocabulary sites offers a mix of pre-defined vocabulary tests and tools to create quizzes based on your own word list. Whether your goal is a good score on Friday’s vocab quiz, a perfect score on …[Continue]

Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary Games

Whether your goal is an “A” on Friday’s vocab test, or to improve your SAT scores, vocabulary games, word scrambles, and interactive flashcards make studying vocabulary words fun and can improve retention. Some of this week’s sites offer built-in vocabulary …[Continue]

Spelling Games

Spelling Games

It must be spelling bee season, because I see bees buzzing everywhere. The 79th annual National Spelling Bee finals will be in Washington D.C. May 31- June 1. The movie “Akeelah and the Bee” is now in movie theaters. “The …[Continue]

SAT Vocabulary

SAT Vocabulary

The best way to increase one’s vocabulary is to read voraciously. But if you have a particular set of words you want to learn (perhaps with an eye on increasing your verbal score on college entrance exams) these fives sites …[Continue]

Multiplayer Word Games

These multiplayer word games pit you not only against the clock but also against real live opponents. They are fun and educational – a perfect use of the communication power of the Internet. But all these games include chat, so …[Continue]

Daily Words

It used to be that only the newspaper was delivered daily. Now, a popular Internet genre is “… of the Day.” This week I’ve chosen five sites that feature a daily word activity. I’ve found daily word definitions, idioms, word …[Continue]