Drill & Practice Activities for Vocabularyvocab_shape.jpg

Although drill and practice is not for everyone and does not always translate over to improved vocabulary, some English language learners (ELL) benefit from practice with the language. Below are some "drill and practice" web sites that teachers have found helpful.



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vocabcom.jpgVocabulary Games: http://www.vocabulary.co.il/
Vocabulary games has four levels: primary, intermediate,
middle school and high school (located at the top of the site).
There are simple drill and practice games at each level that include work with analogies, antonyms, homophones, idioms, synonyms, etc. (see the middle school drop down at right) The vocabulary content varies by grade level but the format of the game (very simple drill and )
does not.
  • 21st Century Skill: Communication
  • Best Practice: Marzano--homework & practice, reinforce effort & recognition
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development



spellingcity.jpgSpelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com
Spelling City is a web site that has been around for quite a while and initially it had one feature, teachers typed in spelling words and students could practice spelling their words in a variety of formats from simple audio prompts to arcade games. The latest feature that works well in the vocabulary forum is the writing practice additions that were added in the summer of 2010 (or that is when I first noticed them). Once you have entered spellcitypractice.jpga class list (I recommend that teachers use the FREE registration and save the lists for their students) and select the 'play a game" link, a series of tabs are available--two that are helpful to vocabulary development are: Word Meaning & Writing Practice
  • 21st Century Skill: Communication
  • Best Practice: Marzano--homework & practice, reinforce effort & recognition
  • Reading Goal: Vocabulary development