We have recently added some resources for Broward County middle school teachers that tie in specifically with the curriculum used here in our local schools.Import Pearson Keystone Word Lists: Members can import groups of word lists from the Pearson Keystone reading program. VocabularySpellingCity offers lists from Levels A - E (Key Words, Academic Words, Literary Words, and Challenge Words).
Import GoMath! Word Lists: Members can import groups of word lists from the Houghton Mifflin GoMath! Program. In addition to our elementary level lists, we now offer lists for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Here are a few suggestions for using these lists with VocabularySpellingCity:
- FlashCards is an ideal activity to introduce students to their new words, helping them to learn each word's meaning, pronunciation, use in context and more!
- MatchIt Sentences and Crossword are both fun activities for students to reinforce the contextual use of vocabulary words. Perfect for independent practice and repeated exposure!
- Sentence Writing Practice and Paragraph Writing Practice allow students to demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of their words by using them in context. Teachers can customize instructions, asking students to list synonyms and antonyms, create analogies, and write riddles using their spelling and vocabulary words.
- Vocabulary TestMe collects data on both student performance (test scores) and word performance (words most commonly missed), which enables teachers to more readily identify small groups who need additional exposure to particular words.