WoW(Words of the Week) Vocabulary

Vocabulary is the best single indicator of intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of success at school. -- W.B. Elley

These words were chosen from lists of common high-level vocabulary which frequently appears in materials students are reading and on standardized tests. In class we will use definitions, synnonyms, mnemonics, word scrambles, context clues, and visuals to enhance your vocabulary!

ONLINE VOCABULARY RESOURCES: - the largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Quickly find synonyms and antonyms.

This site gives you multiple strategies to help spell words correctly and track your progress!


Use the sidebar to the right to review this week's words!


Here are a list of vocabulary websites to further help you to build your vocabulary!

This site uses simple sentences to define the meanings of complicated words. And it uses 10 unique sentences per word, not just one or after you read the page, you should know what the word means.

As you play The Challenge, we track the words you miss, and add them to a list of words that you are learning. Over time, we continue to quiz you on these words, until you can demonstrate that you have mastered them.

Here is a website that is a great resource for understanding unfamiliar words.

There are many vocaubulary quizes, challenges and games to help you build your vocabulary skills!

Expand your vocabulary with SAT(scholastic aptitude test) words and activities. Choose a grade level, then a unit, and how you want to work with these words.  My favorite is Vocabulary Sentence work!

  • Click on the right answer in the middle of this page.
  • If you get it right, you get a harder question. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question.
  • For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.


Welcome to Spell It!, the Scripps National Spelling Bee study site for school spelling champions created in cooperation with Merriam-Webster. Spell It!focuses on about 1150 words, divided into sections by language of origin. Studying language of origin will enable you to learn and remember several important rules, tips, and guidelines for successfully spelling words in English—the most challenging language of all for spellers!

Preliminary spelling bee practice is offered on this site.

A reference site for the roots and stems of words!  Find the definitions and Latin and/or Greek meanings to words, OR type in English words that are derived directly from Latin and/or Greek sources!


Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

Find the origins of many English words!



Spelling it Right - Learn How to Spell Confidently

Free printable worksheets, help and advice from an experienced English teacher and examiner.    


STUDYING Root Words, Prefixes, Suffixes:

document Words of the Week: Set #1   --  Complete the chart and then use Quizlet to test yourself on these words!