Vocabulary is a big part of language mastery. How to make the vocabulary building process fun could be a challenge sometime. I found a new series of apps I think you will like – Word A Day Visuals and Audios. Currently, they have an app for Grade 6 and Grade 7 each, with more to come. I only reviewed the app for Grade 7.
Sourcing the words from Sadlier-oxford, the app uses illustrations, voice and short storyline for every word. It is designed to learn one word every day. If the kids want to learn more, they can have maximum 4 words a day, but no more than 4. Every day, a new word page becomes available. On each page, the new word is on the top, followed by a picture, the definition, and a short story with the new word in the storyline. Kids can read the story by themselves, or they can tap the sound button to have everything read to them. I found it much easier to remember a new word in a story than simply memorize a word by itself. The illustrations are fun, and the stories are short and interesting. There are over 200 words for each grade level.
1. Multiple Choices: kids have to choose the correct definition among 3 choices.
2. Unscramble words: kids see the definition of a word, and the letters listed in random order. They have to put the letters in the correct order to make a word that fits the given definition. This is a great way to learn the spellings.
There are quite a few apps offer “Word a Day”, like Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster. This is the first app I found that is built by grade level. The funny pictures and the short stories are age appropriate and intriguing, making kids want to learn more. If you are trying to find a fun way to expand kids vocabulary, Word A Day Visuals and Audios is a good series to get started on.
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