Teacher Review for Dictionary.com

Boost kids' word power in countless ways

Stephanie V.
Classroom teacher
University Of Central Arkansas
Conway, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
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 Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
The "word of the day" is going to become a daily feature in my creative writing and composition classrooms. My composition courses are game-based and the word games are perfect for showing how games can also be tools for learning and fun. The reference and thesaurus applications are also great for budding writers.
My Take
Dictionary.com is a great tool for engaging students in the wonderful world of words. Features like the "word of the day," a myriad of word games, including crossword puzzles, slide shows, as well as a thesaurus and a reference guide are only just a few of the ways students can use this site, individually and in groups, to increase their word power.