This short-article (part of a longer book: Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2) builds a case for the importance of teaching robust vocabulary and the implications of vocabulary development at an early age in later academic success.
11 classroom games with free downloadable reproducibles perfect for practicing new vocabulary or test facts. I have used these games with some of my high-school and adult students. It always helps to give them these games as options and have them pick out their favorite one to play!
A comprehensive list of free printable and interactive activities teachers can use in the classroom. I love this resource because it can be used at any grade level. Many of the activities are challenging and engaging! Depending on the topics you choose to cover during your lesson(s) you can use these specific worksheets to supplement new vocabulary words: 'Favorite Past Times & Hobbies.' This worksheet works well for students of all ages, as many students who are visual learners.
An excellent resource if your students have access to a computer and internet service. I often found that students wanted to learn new words and often struggled with the pronunciation of certain words. This link provides several exercises students can use to practice pronunciation. I used the Phonetic Sounds Video Lessons (IPA) with some of my younger students. These videos were particularly popular and helped students learn specific vowel/consonant sounds.