Teacher Review for World's Worst Pet - Vocabulary

Looking for a way for students to review Tier 2 Vocabulary??

Mary H.
Classroom teacher
Veronica E Connor Middle School
Grand Island, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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 Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
As our state's common core assessment approached, I was able to use this app in a station where students devoted 20 minutes to progressing through levels. Student then screen captured their progress and sent it to me through Edmodo for an Edmodo badge. This app is student/teacher friendly when it comes to 'logging in' as it does not require email addresses or passwords. It's unfriendly in a sense as that login is not really remembered unless the student accesses the site from the same device the next time they log in.
My Take
World's Worst Pet is a GREAT find for the ELA Teacher! In this app, students work through levels on identify the meanings of critical vocabulary words within context. The vocabulary is DEFINITELY relevant for grades 5 - 7 and increases in complexity and is great for enriching student's vocabulary knowledge in preparation for Common Core Assessments.. The interface is dynamic and entertaining for the students and captures their attention. As students progress through levels, the vocabulary complexity increases and students obtain 'pupcakes' as they progress.