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A: Suggestions for usage for teachers, parents, students and life-long learners!

  • Choose 15-25 words that are unknown to you from the list provided. Look up and write down the definition, part of speech and use the new word in a sentence of more than 6 words. Practice using the new word.
  • Write a story, postcard, letter or create a journal entry using 15-25 words in context.
  • Working in pairs or in a group, pair synonyms and/or antonyms: list words as adjectives, nouns and/or verbs.
  • Choose 10-15 nouns, verbs or adjectives from a list. List them: define each one to make a sentence of at least six words.
  • Play a game: how many additional words can you add to a list? If you like, we are happy to give you credit for your supplementary words using your initials and school name, city and state/country! Just email us More Words!
  • Don't forget to visit the School Content Calendar for more thematic ideas.

The matrix below features 515 different word lists in 14 different subjects, categories or topics. Click on any Word List and you will automatically go one of two pages (lists A to K, or lists L to Z) where you can see and print the number of words in your chosen category.

  • Lesson Plans: Choose an area of interest and select words appropriate to your grade levels. Write a story, poem, letter, etc.
    • Suggestion for Primary teachers
  • Suggestion for Primary teachers
    • use these word lists for "word walls"!

  • Suggestion for Middle School/Jr. High teachers & parents
    • use word lists to increase your vocabulary, indicate parts of speech, define unfamiliar words, write sentences, stories and/or poems using any number of words.
  • Suggestion for Secondary teachers & parents
    • use word lists to increase your vocabulary, indicate parts of speech, define unfamiliar words, write stories, poems, letters or sentences using any number of words.
  • Suggestion for ESL, LEP, Speech Pathologists
    • use word lists to increase your vocabulary. Make time to define unfamiliar words and study them. Try to use them everyday to help memorization. Look for the same words or words derived from them in books, magazines and newspapers.

Vocabulary Word List

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