Vocabulary Development Resources from TeachersFirst

This collection of reviewed tools and resources from TeachersFirst promotes vocabulary development and skills for students to improve and master daily vocabulary, subject matter terms, speech/language vocabulary, and ESL/ELL language. Some are tools for study and practice of terms in any class--including world languages, while others focus specifically on written and spoken English. Be sure to check "In the classroom" for ways each resource might help in your teaching area. Share your favorites on a free TeachersFirst public page for students and parents to use for vocabulary practice outside of class.

 

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Materials 1 - Crick Web

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K to 4
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This site has three parts (students move onto the next part by clicking "next"). The first activity challenges students to "click and drag" words to their appropriate label spot ...more
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This site has three parts (students move onto the next part by clicking "next"). The first activity challenges students to "click and drag" words to their appropriate label spot on a picture. The materials include glass, brick, tile, paper, plastic, wool, wood and metal. The second activity is a table that asks students to "drop" the correct word or picture onto the corresponding spot on the table. The topics on the table include the material name, picture example and property. The final activity is a writing challenge. Students are presented with two pictures. The students must answer three questions about the pictures. To type on the page, students simply click their mouse to where they want to insert their answers. Once students are finished with this activity, they may click to print. This site requires FLASH.

In the Classroom

Try an interactive whiteboard for the first two activities. If you choose to make the final activity a class activity, project the questions onto a screen or whiteboard and challenge the students to answer the three questions independently. Used as a simple drag and drop, this site can help with vocabulary development for children with speech/language deficits.
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Labeling a Street Scene - Crick Web

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1 to 5
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This unique animated sight challenges students to label a scene. There are two choices of scenery (playground or busy street). There are five annotation spaces for students to ...more
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This unique animated sight challenges students to label a scene. There are two choices of scenery (playground or busy street). There are five annotation spaces for students to fill in their own original thoughts. This is a highly creative activity. This site requires FLASH. If you see a blank screen, download the Flash plugin from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): creative writing (166), writing (359)

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This site could be used in a variety of ways in English and other subjects. Ask the younger children to simply fill in 1-2 word phrases, while the older students can be challenged to write more complex statements. Speech and language teachers can use it for vocabulary development, as well.
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Takako's Great Adventure - Brian Rhodes

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4 to 6
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A story in 10 serial units for ESL students leads a newcomer to Canada and the English-speaking world through the agonies of arrival, acculturation, education in a new setting, and...more
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A story in 10 serial units for ESL students leads a newcomer to Canada and the English-speaking world through the agonies of arrival, acculturation, education in a new setting, and making friends. Text offers vocabulary definition through hyperlinks; audio version is available with a Shockwave plugin. (Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.) Besides the story, vocabulary, and pronunciation, sets of comprehension questions include work on word meanings and online reviews and quizzes which make use of standard reading attack skills. The stories are available in PDF downloads as well as on screen at the left. Audio files are available for MP3 downloads also.

tag(s): listening (91), vocabulary (324)

In the Classroom

Use the stoies for ESl students to increase understanding or for your weak readers to develop reading strategies such as vocabulary development and comprehension. MP3 files offer the option of putting the stories on MP3 players for ESL students to listen to on the bus or at home.
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Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Texts - Greece (NY) Central School District

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6 to 12
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Find resources for teaching and modeling MANY reading strategies in your classroom, including handouts for graphic organizers and vocabulary development, all from this school-district...more
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Find resources for teaching and modeling MANY reading strategies in your classroom, including handouts for graphic organizers and vocabulary development, all from this school-district site. Each strategy is explained and classified as before, during, or after reading and then linked to further information. This is a one-stop shop for teachers in every content area, as well as those reinforcing study skills for learning support students and helping students prepare for standardized testing. Each strategy includes suggestions for how to differentiate instruction, as well.

tag(s): graphic organizers (43), reading strategies (45)

In the Classroom

Give students links from your teacher web page directly to the graphic organizer they must complete for homework. Then there is no excuse such as having the dog eat it! Files are all Acrobat files, and Acrobat Reader is a free download.
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Daily Buzz Word - Merriam Webster

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6 to 12
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This is a just-for-fun site that actually helps to build vocabulary skills. Each day a new and challenging word is posted, along with information on what it means and how ...more
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This is a just-for-fun site that actually helps to build vocabulary skills. Each day a new and challenging word is posted, along with information on what it means and how to use it. You can even click on the "hear it" button to find out how it's pronounced. There's even a related "Word Whiz" quiz to test knowledge of etymology.

tag(s): vocabulary (324), word choice (26)

In the Classroom

Include this link on your teacher web page or share it on the your interactive whiteboard or screen as students enter class each day. During your unit on word roots and affixes, challenge students to find the root of today's word. Invite students to create their own personal vocabulary journal using this and other vocabulary tools found from TeachersFirst's vocabulary development listings. Maybe even create a class vocabulary wiki with individual or student group pages and allow students to creatively define and illustrate their new-found words.

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A Separate Peace - Alphabetically - Myvocabulary.com

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9 to 12
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for A Separate Peace. Find interactive vocabulary activities using A...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for A Separate Peace. Find interactive vocabulary activities using A Separate Peace vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): john knowles (4)

In the Classroom

Use this site to reinforce and support vocabulary as you study A Separate Peace. Share the word puzzles on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students create their own word activities from the same vocabulary list, such as matching or ranking challenges for their peers to try on the interactive whiteboard.

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Heroes and Heroines in the Family - Yale University

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7 to 8
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Students analyze Native American, European, Puerto Rican, African, and American folk tales while strengthening vocabulary development, reading and writing abilities, interpersonal skills,...more
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Students analyze Native American, European, Puerto Rican, African, and American folk tales while strengthening vocabulary development, reading and writing abilities, interpersonal skills, and creativity. Folktales chosen as the basis for this unit explore the universal theme of using strength and intellect to accomplish great feats.

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Math: Weights & Measures - Myvocabulary.com

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K to 1
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Weights & Measures. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Weights...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Weights & Measures. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Weights and Measures related vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): measurement (159), vocabulary (324)

In the Classroom

Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students work with a partner to try out the puzzles on their own. Have students (or groups) create their own word puzzles to share as a class challenge as a student-run interactive whiteboard activity or share them on a class wiki.

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French Vocabulary - Myvocabulary.com

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K to 1
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for French vocab. Find interactive vocabulary activities using French vocabulary...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for French vocab. Find interactive vocabulary activities using French vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): french (88), vocabulary (324)

In the Classroom

Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students work with a partner to try out the puzzles on their own. Have students (or groups) create their own word puzzles to share as a class challenge as a student-run interactive whiteboard activity or share them on a class wiki.

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Spanish Vocabulary Words - Myvocabulary.com

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K to 1
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Spanish Vocabulary. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Spanish...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Spanish Vocabulary. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Spanish vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): spanish (108), vocabulary (324)

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Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students work with a partner to try out the puzzles on their own. Have students (or groups) create their own word puzzles to share as a class challenge as a student-run interactive whiteboard activity or share them on a class wiki.

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Fire Safety Vocabulary - Myvocabulary.com

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K to 1
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Fire Safety. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Fire Safety-related...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Fire Safety. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Fire Safety-related vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): fire safety (11), vocabulary (324), vocabulary development (126)

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Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector or make them available as links on your teacher public page. Have students (or groups) create their own illustrated dictionaries of terms using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here. As you add more vocabulary lists during the year, have them select their favorite 6-10 terms from each list to add to their "book."

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