Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online reading comprehension and vocabulary development software. It helps people understand difficult English faster, helps them learn words in new ways, and helps teachers create high-interest learning materials from any English text passage.When you enter (or paste in) a block of text (or a web page), Rewordify.com analyzes the entire block of text—all at once—and finds all the hard words and phrases. Then, it simplifies and Smart Highlights those hard words and phrases, helping users understand and learn in new ways.
The CCSS Tiered Vocabulary Made Simple is an article on the Learning Unlimited site by Dr. Kimberly Tyson. With vocabulary instruction being at the forefront of Common Core ELA efforts, this article will help administrators and teacher understand the tiered approach.
21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary is a great blog post with resources stressing vocabulary acquisition – a key component of Common Core ELA standards.
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Wordia is a free games-based learning platform – built on the foundations of a dictionary – that blends word-based learning games with interactive video vocabulary.
Wordia encourages students to learn through play – building subject ‘Word Banks’ as they compete with classmates and other schools in a fun, competition-led, learning environment.
Sentence Builder from K5Stars
Sight Word Buddy for Windows
You can download software for your Windows computer that helps students develop better fluency with sight words.
Word Generation is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program employs several strategies to ensure that students learn words in a variety of contexts.
The program consists of weekly units that each introduces 5 high-utility target words through brief passages outlining controversies currently under debate in this country. The paragraphs are intended to help students join ongoing “national conversations” by sparking active examination and discussion of contemporary issues. The target words are relevant to a range of settings and subject areas. The cross-content focus on a small number of words each week will enable students to understand the variety of ways in which words are related, and the multiple exposures to words will provide ample opportunities for deeper understanding.
Marzano Research Classroom Resources has tools for teachers such as vocabulary activities, reproducibles from his books, games, and math resources.
Math Dictionary for Kids is a fantastic site for introducing math vocabulary. Just click on the word on the right and a visual definition appears on the left.