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Merriam-Webster's Word Central

Merriam-Webster's Word Central
Robo-Bee Will your language skills blossom or wilt? It's up to you as you control the flight of the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles! BIGbot Feed the BIGbots! These word-automated machines have quite an appetite, so come prepared with a voracious vocabulary! Jumble Kids It's the original, the classic, the long-time favorite!

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Spelling Bee What are the different ways to play the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee? There are two different ways to play. In the Tournament Spelling Bee, you'll be challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to your skill level. The more words you get right, the higher your score will go, on a scale from 200 to 800. You can compete against other spellers, since we keep track of high scores (with streaks of correct answers serving as tiebreakers). 100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word. For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context. Keep in mind that some synonyms in the list below might not be “perfect” synonyms – there may be slight differences in meaning and connotation. For example, the words smart and wise. Both of them mean “intelligent,” but the word wise also implies that the person has additional good judgement and deep perception about life.

Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees.

Happy Campers and The Inks 2 Players are guided by The Inks: five fun characters who accompany and motivate children as they practice the vocabulary and progress on their language-learning journey. • Motivates and engages young learners with cute and colorful characters, vibrant images, and lively music in a stimulating game environment.• Challenges players by increasing the language level, game speed, and points available as they progress through each level and stage.• Consolidates learning and encourages practice and revision at each review stage.• Rewards learners with trophies and awards for top scores and speeds. The Happy Campers and The Inks 2 app is a great way for young learners following Macmillan Education’s American English Happy Campers course to practice and build their language skills at home. It is also suitable as a standalone vocabulary-building tool for anyone wishing to learn English in a fun and rewarding way.

Top 10 Favorite Spelling Activities of 2012 My oldest son's natural ability to remember things means spelling comes easy to him. As a result, each week, the teacher gives him (and some other students) "the challenge list." The words are just as the title implies - challenging. I've done my best to devise fun ways for him to study. No. 1 Spelling Race When the spelling words were extra hard, this activity was my go-to.

Games Crossword GameJust like an old-fashioned word search! Using the mouse and the wordlist, find and highlight the hidden English words in the box! As the levels get harder, the words start appearing in different orientations. But hurry, the clock is running!Cumulus ConfectionHigh on Mt Olympus, the Greek gods are planning their annual carnival. But alas!

926 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors.

Grade 7 Paragraph – The Canswedian English Teacher “Scaffold learning” – one of those hot button words in teaching. I got on the scaffold-their-learning train with this assignment which builds each year in högstadiet. The irony is though… that in Grade 8 when you say, “Do you remember how I taught you how to write a paragraph in Grade 7?” you will be met with a sea of blank and confused faces. Story Central and The Inks 1 Players are guided by The Inks: five fun characters who accompany and motivate children as they practice the vocabulary and progress on their language-learning journey. The Story Central and The Inks 1 app: • Motivates and engages young learners with cute and colourful characters, vibrant images and lively music in a stimulating game environment• Challenges players by increasing the language level, game speed and points available as they progress through each level and stage• Consolidates learning and encourages practise and revision at each review stage• Rewards learners with trophies and awards for top scores and speeds The Story Central and The Inks 1 app is a great way for young learners following Macmillan Education’s Story Central 1 course at school to practise and build their language skills at home.

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