Teacher Review For Vocabulary.com

Great way for kids to learn new vocabulary.

Lisa O.
Classroom teacher
Hope Lutheran Christian School
Port Coquitlam, BC
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My Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We use Vocabulary.com on a weekly basis. A short amount of time is set aside at the beginning of class once a week (I usually choose Thursdays). Students must complete one round of vocabulary questions, and have the option to do more. Some of my students are very motivated by the competition aspect on this site and choose to answer questions on their own time.
My Take
I love this website! Students do a brief assessment when they first join and are provided with vocabulary words at their level. Everyone from my lowest literacy students to my advanced students is provided with challenging vocabulary and the opportunity for success. When a student answers a question incorrectly, that word is reintroduced at a later time. Students do need email to sign up, which may be a concern for some teachers. I wish there was a way to track student progress.