FREEBIE: How To Use Vocabulary.com Vocabulary Lists



FREEBIE: How To Use Vocabulary.com Vocabulary Lists

Vocabulary.com is one terrific website for all-things word related. One of its best uses is for the creation of vocabulary lists that can be individualized for each lesson and for each student. Along with definitions and example sentences, Vocabulary.com uses "Word Blurbs" to demonstrate in a humorous and memorable way, the meaning of the word. These blurbs along with the many, varied ways words are presented on the site are sure to make word meanings and usage stick with your students.

What's Included

Designed for use by core and non-core teachers alike, I've created print-and-use instructions that guide students through 1. How to Create Vocabulary Lists on Vocabulary.com and 2. How to Study Vocabulary Words using the lists that they have created. You can distribute these instructions to your students and they can begin creating vocabulary lists on Vocabulary.com today!

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Are you looking for a ⭐ NO PREP Of Mice and Men Study Guide that asks students to analyze the text, think at higher levels, and write out their responses? With questions that require close reading, your students will dig deeper into the text and will write logical, detailed, specific responses.

What’s Included:

For Students

-- Study Guide: 6 double-sided pages for each of the six chapters in the novella with questions that cover

  • Inference
  • Characterization
  • Prediction
  • Foreshadowing
  • Motif (hands, arms, fingers, and fingernails)
  • Irony
  • Theme
  • Mood
  • Plot: Pacing and Circular Plot Structure

For Teachers

-- Complete Answer Key; each question is labeled with one or more Common Core State Standards

-- Detailed Lesson Plan (Can I get a Woohoo?)


Check off these CCSS Literacy Reading Standards as students use this resource:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1 (textual evidence)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2 (theme)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3 (elements of a story)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5 (story structure)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6 (point of view/language)

NOTE: This fantastic, thorough study guide is also great for teachers who do NOT use Common Core State Standards in their teaching!


Why use THIS resource? This study guide

  • requires your students to read the text closely and analytically, not just fill in blanks.
  • requires students to look for and include evidence in their responses.
  • allows your students to work on many of the CCSS Literacy Reading Literature standards
  • provides interesting and insightful jumping off points for whole class discussions.
  • saves countless hours of your precious time because this complete guide with answer key has already been created for you!


Need more Of Mice and Men? Check out my other Of Mice and Men resources:

Of Mice and Men Interactive Notebook : Characterization - High School

Of Mice and Men Constructed Responses and Higher Order Thinking Questions

Themes in Of Mice and Men : Interactive Mini-Binder and Theme Lesson

Freebie! Of Mice and Men : Audio CD Guide

- OR - you can save 20% when you get all of these resources bundled together in the Bell Ringer Bundle Bell Ringers for Any Classroom Narration and Poetry!


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  • Inference
  • Characterization
  • Prediction
  • Foreshadowing
  • Motif (hands, arms, fingers, and fingernails)
  • Irony
  • Theme
  • Mood
  • Plot: Pacing and Circular Plot Structure
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its etymology, or its standard usage.
Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


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