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Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Strategies for Vocabulary Development

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Funbrain.com's Paint By Idioms Game - Funbrain.com

Funbrain.com's Paint By Idioms Game - Funbrain.com | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Improve your idiom skills. Fun game teaches idioms and their meanings. For kids and children of all ages and grades.
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Do you know idioms? This fun game lets you match idioms with their meanings. Several options are available to make the game easier or harder, depending on your skill level. Also, check out the rest of the Funbrain website for more games in several different subject areas.

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Maggie's Earth Adventures

This index page presents grammar games for teachers to give to their students to practice a variety of grammar skills. Practice editing copy with capitalization and final punctuation, identify verbs and nouns, improve vocabulary with prefixes and suffixes, and learn about homophones.
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Match up prefixes and suffixes with their meanings. This is a fun, interactive game that allows you to set your own level from 1 to 4. Also, check out some of the other games available on the website like grammar and proofreading. No registration is required

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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
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Build vocabulary skills and help fight world hunger - what a great combination! Other subjects include chemistry, math, geography, and foreign language. Just click on "Change Subjects" to check out other options. No registration is required.

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A List of 30 Common Word Roots in English

A List of 30 Common Word Roots in English | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Expand your vocabulary by studying this list of 30 of the most common Greek and Latin root words.
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Want to know a great way to build vocabulary? Study root words! This web page lists 30 common Greek and Latin roots that we encounter on a regular basis. The list includes the root, the meaning and examples.

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Reading Comprehension | Adolescent Literacy 101 | AdLit.org

AdLit.org offers resources (articles, research, teaching strategies, book recommendations) for parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
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Reading comprehension tips and strategies for students and teachers. Strategies include things to do before, during, and after reading.

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Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com.

Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com. | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.
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Sign up for free to take full advantage of this comprehensive resource. With Vocabulary.com, you can track your progress as you learn and interact with words. When you encounter words you don't know, they are added to a list for you to continue working with until you master a word. Even better, words you have mastered will be revisited periodically to be sure you haven't forgotten them.

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Quia - Jeopardy for Vocabulary Expansion

Quia - Jeopardy for Vocabulary Expansion | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Pick a category and answer each question.
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This is just one of many vocabulary games and quizzes that can be found on Quia. Create an account for free or browse for public games and quizzes. To find free resources, click on "Shared Activities" and either search or pick a category.

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The Ten Best Vocabulary Learning Tips

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Good list of vocabulary learning strategies. Tips include taking vocabulary tests, playing vocabulary games like Scrabble, and my personal favorite - reading.

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The case against “good” and “bad” - Marlee Neel

The case against “good” and “bad” - Marlee Neel | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Don’t take the easy route! Instead, use this little trick to improve your writing -- let go of the words “good” and “bad,” and push yourself to illustrate, elucidate and illuminate your world with language.
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This engaging TED-Ed video encourages students to eradicate tired words like good and bad and replace them with vibrant, imaginative substitutes. Check out the short quiz and additional resources for more information.

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Word Matrix

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This is a very cool interactive vocabulary tool! Simply enter your name to begin, then explore connotation and register with familiar words.

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High School Analogy Match

High School Analogy Match | Vocabulary Instruction | Scoop.it
Vocabulary is Fun! Just ask our visitors. Whether you're learning or teaching analogies, antonyms and synonyms, compound words, figurative language, homophones, parts of speech, root words, prefixes and suffixes or contractions to your English speakers or your ESL students, Vocabulary *is* fun!
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Fun vocabulary game that allows students to practice completing analogies. Other games available on the same site are word searches and crossword puzzles, synonyms and homophones.

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