vocabulary

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert...The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought.

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

Your students are bright, but they don’t always sound like it. Their diction is full of cliche and emaciated language that doesn’t reflect their inner voice, nor does it indicate their vocabulary level. You want...The post 600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary appeared first on TeachThought.

The Top 10+ Sites for a Successful 1:1 Laptop Program: Experiences from the Trenches

 Greetings from Rock Valley, Iowa, the land of cows and corn! As we wind up our school year this week, I have begun reflecting on just how much our approach to educating kids has changed since becoming 1:1 in our middle and high schools.

Vocabla - Learn English and Spanish

Vocabla is a service for learning English, Spanish, and Polish vocabulary. The service can be used online or with the free iPhone and Android apps.

Free Rice: Answer Questions Correctly and Help Alleviate World Hunger

Sounds a little farfetched, I know, but it is true! At Free Rice, every question you answer correctly donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. This website is a wonderful way for students to practice important subject skills and simultaneously learn about charity and world hunger.

Spring SHARE-a-thon #3

I’ve found that I quickly lose their interest when I stand and deliver new words to the group. I can’t ... Continue reading

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