Vocab Study Tools and Resources
    Helpful Websites
    Best dictionary on the planet (and interwebs!): The American Heritage Dictionary
    Quizlet - This has all the units, and helps you review via flash cards and other interactive things.
    This has really cool features. You're able to select whatever level you're in, and once you do you have different study options:
    • Selecting whatever unit, and however many units. This comes in handy during midterms/finals because you can review all the units you need to and they will all be scattered throughout the activity you choose.
    • Learning Definition
    • Vocab Sentences
    • Synonym Practice
    • Antonym Online
    • Parts of Speech
    • Spelling Fill-in
    • Reverse Definition
    • Reverse Synonym
    • Reverse Antonym
    • Stress Marks
    • Spelling Multiple Choice

    Practice Quizzes
    Level E
    • Unit 1:  Unit 1 Practice Activity and Unit 1 Quiz (with answers)
    • Unit 2:  Unit 2 Practice Activity and Unit 2 Quiz (with answers)
    • Unit 3:  Unit 3 Practice Activity and Unit 3 Quiz (with answers)
    Level G
    Templates and Organizers
    Here is where you can access templates for our various exercises if you've misplaced those I gave out in class.  Print them out again and bring them in!

    LINCS Cards: This is a great strategy for those who like note cards.  It promotes repetition and experience with the word in various modes.   

    Vocab All Stars!!
    • Level G All-Stars (2015) - Periods 3 and 6


    Study Tools
    Does this sound familiar? 
    I know the word DEFINITION, but I'm struggling with USING it in a sentence.
    Sometimes, we know the definition of a word, but when it comes to using it in a sentence, we don't quite get it right contextually. That is probably because you're not quite sure of the part of speech or how the word can be used.  Here are some useful materials.
    How to Tell a Part of Speech
    • When learning vocabulary, it is important and helpful to know derivatives. Knowing the various parts of speech will help you learn derivatives.
      • Click for some helpful charts  that illustrate patterns in word endings that will help you recognize the parts of speech. 

    Verbs:  Transitive or Intransitive?

    A verb can either take an object, meaning it will apply the action directly TO something (transitive) or not, meaning the action happens but not to something (intransitive). 


    • Intransitive verb:  Run
      • Sample sentence:  I run to her when she is sad.
      • Explanation:  You cannot say "I run her." because you cannot do the action of running TO someone (or something). 
    • Transitive verb:  Comfort
      • Sample sentence:  I comfort my sister when she is sad.
      • Explanation:  I actually do this action TO someone so it must take an object (my sister).  It would make no sense to say "I comfort to her..."  It NEEDS an object...making it transitive.

    If you're having difficulty telling the difference, check out the American Heritage Dictionary to learn of it.  The abbreviations are "tr." and "intr." This is also a great site to check the definition of words...MUCH better than dictionary.com.   



    Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop Website
    This is the home site of the company that makes your vocab books.  They have audio readings of most levels as well as games and puzzles to help you review.  A great review tool!

    Word Roots
    It is less important to know definitions to whole words and more important to be able to recognize word roots and their meanings.  That way, you can view any combination of them and be able to determine its overall definition.  Pretty cool, right?
    Check out the following:
    Word Roots quiz - Use this online quiz to help gain exposure to the many, many roots our language (and others) employs. 
    Word Info - This is my new favorite website!  You can type in words or parts of words that you're unsure of.  In a moment, it will give you what the part means AND a quiz to see how well you know.  Hello awesome!
    More Word Roots - Alphabetically organized, a very quick and helpful resource if you've noticed a pattern in word roots.