Create your own version of crazy dictionary logic. Please include title and subtitles, no last names and no longer than 30 seconds long. Be creative and have fun!
World’s Worst Pet is a free iPad app to help you increase your vocabulary. It contains a series of fun vocabulary games. In the app players have to help bring home Snargg, the world’s worst pet, who has run away. To get Snargg back players have to fill his food dish by learning new vocabulary words. The games are fill-in-the-blank, synonym identification, antonym identification, and definition identification. The app contains a total of 1,000 vocabulary words. Download today and see how you do! Let us know what you think by posting a comment to this post.
Never be board this summer! Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. Knoword provides you with the first letter of a word, its part of speech, and the definition. You have to fill in the correct spelling of the word. If you enter the correct word, you earn points. If you don’t get it right, you lose points. If you register to play Knoword, you can keep track of your game statistics and even earn badges. Let us know what you think!
The following students were recognized for their cinematography. Their videos were award winning vocabulary films which inspired many other classmates to create one as well. Congratulations Livia, Dylan and Alex!
There is a student from our area competing in this year’s National Spelling Bee. Sravanth Mohan Malla is a fifth-grader from Rockland County, New York. Here’s part of Sravanth’s profile on the National Spelling Bee website: Sravanth is active and has diverse interests: In addition to his love of skiing, drawing, and playing video games, he also enjoys playing lacrosse and basketball. In between those activities, he also finds time to learn to play the saxophone and research other things that interest him. Though it’s NBA superstar Kobe Bryant he’d most love to meet, it’s his sister, Sanjana, who is his role model. He admires her for her work ethic and patience, and he hopes to some day be like her.
- Preliminaries: Wednesday, May 27, 8am – 4:45pm EDT. Streaming live on ESPN3.
- Semifinals: Thursday, May 28, 10am – 1pm EDT. Live on ESPN2.
- Championship Finals: Thursday, May 28, 8pm – 10pm EDT. Live on ESPN.
TEST YOUR SKILLS:
- Would you make the cut? National Spelling Bee: Are you a word whiz?
- Vox’s Spell It Out challenge.
- Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee.
- Big IQ Bee
One of the best things about all of these challenges is that students can see the importance of understanding word origins and root words in determining how to spell a word.
Free Rice, the super popular vocabulary game that donates rice for every correct answer, has added a bunch of new categories. You can now play the game with vocabulary terms and identification questions from the areas of art, chemistry, foreign languages, math, and geography.
Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. In Knoword, you’re presented with the first letter of a word, its part of speech, and the definition. You then have to fill in the correct spelling of the word. If you enter the correct word, you earn points. If you don’t get it right, you lose points.
You don’t have to register to play Free Rice or Knoword, but you can register if you want. Registering gives you the option to keep track of your work.
Scrabble Day is observed on April 13, 2015. It celebrates the popular board game on the birthday of it’s inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts. Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a gameboard marked with a 15×15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary.
This Scrabble online free game is great practice for the real thing. Combine the letters into high-value words on a timer for the most points. Sharpen your vocabulary and memory skills with this fun, fast-paced word game!
To begin, go here and click the Small | Medium | Large under the picture. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
Calling all directors and actors!
New York Times recently announced the winners for the “Play on Words” contest. Here is one of their top videos:
Bad news is you are not old enough to participate. Good news is we are recruiting films for our VocabTube Channel.
1. The word must come from a WordMasters vocabulary list.
2. Definition must come from our quizlet page. If there is more than one definition pick your favorite.
3. The video should be no more than 15 seconds long but can be shorter.
4. The word must be pronounced and defined, and the part of speech must be given.
5. Use your imagination. You can act the word out, animate it, use puppets, draw, sing a song, create a dance, incorporate photographs, create a Claymation, or anything else that will help students understand and learn your word. See more examples – Winners 2014
6. Follow Mr. Eckert’s directions on “How to Submit Your Entry.”