Vocabulary lays the foundation for great writing. It also plays an important role in the successful integration of common core standards. Word Hippo is a fan favorite for teaching vocabulary for the educators in our teacher learning community.
Start exploring digital tools for improving vocabulary with Word Hippo.
Word Hippo is an online dictionary/thesaurus. It offers a wide range of other tools including opposites, rhyming words, translation, and lots more. This is a great resource for primary classrooms. You can use it for vocabulary and it is a wonderful option for finding rhyming words. The service also provides students with verb conjugation assistance, pronunciation assistance, and assistance with prefixes and suffixes. In total, Word Hippo offers more than a dozen tools for students.
Word Hippo is the ultimate all-in-one reference tool. In using it, your students will learn to ask questions to improve their vocabulary. Word Hippo is famous for the question, “What’s another word for?”. The tool also does the following to help your students with vocabulary in the way it defines a word, provides a meaning, and places the word in many different contexts.
“Vocabulary also is very important to reading comprehension. Readers cannot understand what they are reading without knowing what most of the words mean. As children learn to read more advanced texts, they must learn the meaning of new words that are not part of their oral vocabulary.” – Reading Rockets
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Susan Oxnevad is an educator, EdTech consultant and designer who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Susan has been a classroom teacher and an active instructional technology facilitator in Chicagoland for more than two decades. She provides professional development for busy teachers via a variety of online and in-person opportunities. Susan blogs about thoughtful ways to incorporate technology as an efficient and effective tool for learning on her own blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners and as a SmartTeacher on GettingSmart.com. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad.