Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Word Girl: Cool Vocabulary Games

Increasing vocabulary and building background knowledge are two of the most fundamental actions that every teacher can take to close the achievement gap. (See Marzano's work for more about this.) So, I always enjoy great vocabulary resources for students to use. This one, called Word Girl, look particularly motivating for the elementary crowd. The animations are engaging, the words are appropriate, and the skills are varied. It would make a fun center on a computer or SmartBoard during guided reading time. Enjoy!

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