Monday, May 25, 2015
My Students Love Word Central
This is BIGbot, one of the characters from Merriam-Webster's Word Central. My students beg to play the word games on this site, and I let them because I know they are building vocabulary when they do.
Alpha-bot looks like a word search, but the students play an audio of a word and then move the letters around to spell the word correctly.
Robo-Bee is really multiple choice where students find synonyms, antonyms, and correct word usage.
Big-bot eats words that are synonyms or antonyms.
Jumble Kids is the online version of the word puzzles published in the newspaper.
I usually have a menu of choices for students to work on independent computer practice. If I leave off Word Central, someone always asks for it.