Educational Links: Vocabulary

Educators who want to know more about evidence-based reading instruction topics can find accurate and current information on the over 150 sites included on these lists. While we are providing this list of relevant educational links as a service to the educational community, we do not endorse nor do we have any association with these sites.

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Vocabulary Internet Resources

Teaching Vocabulary — Activities and resources for the classroom, a model lesson on video, and an online development session for vocabulary instruction

PapaJan Vocabulary — Vocabulary workshop addressing context clues, word parts, and reference aids

Homonyms — Alphabetical list of homonyms

Elaborating Vocabulary Instruction — Article from LD online

ProTeacher — Archive of classroom ideas for teaching vocabulary

Word Central

Vocabulary University — Learning activities, thematic and alphabetical word lists w/lesson plans, valuable links and recommended reading — Grade level and thematic puzzles and word activities

Learning Vocabulary Can be Fun — Word search, Hangman, matching games, and crosswords

SuperKids Vocabulary Builders — Word of the Day by grade level, hidden word puzzles, Hangman, texttwist, and other games

edHelper — Spelling and vocabulary work sheets by grade level and word root activities

FunBrain Word Games

Vocabulary Games

Word List Generator

Word Wall Activities — Word Wall and “on the back” activities

Vocabulary: The Key to Improving Comprehension — Primary and intermediate activities

Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary — Hands-on spelling activities, word puzzles, word finds, letter and word cards