Teacher Review for World's Worst Pet - Vocabulary

Great Tier 2 Vocabulary Tool

Ellen J.
Classroom teacher
Tarsus American COllege
Tarsus, Turkey
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My Subjects English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this as an opening or closing review activity. Watching my student make guesses and visit the glossary page gave me some insight into how the student navigated on an iPad switching between screens, looking at the other presented words for context and meaning and how interested they were in adding new words to their vocabulary.
My Take
WWP works with a great list of Tier 2 words that struggling readers and ELL can benefit from learning in context. I think the storyline about the pet was a bit tacky, but I can tell the animation and graphics were an approach to appeal to an older student audience (Grades 4-8). I liked that the program presented the words to the students so they could listen and learn, and then multiple activities to work on synonym, antonym and matching word meanings in context.