Vocabulary Resources ~ Tutors

Vocabulary Activities ~ Forge Ahead

Vocabulary Websites

This British Council, BBC site, is designed for teaching all ages and levels. This page lists numerous vocabulary activities which can be used to help students with learning vocabulary. (Note, some spellings may be a bit different than our American English.) 

Here is a site for Building a Better Vocabulary, whether you are a beginner in Engish or a veteran journalist.

Farrell Ink shares two word lists and ways to use them in vocabulary instruction for GED® 2014 test preparation.

Freerice.com provides you the opportunity to practice vocabulary (among other things) and send free rice to countries in need.


Here's what Dr. Gacka has to say aboutMerriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary: "This website addresses several important elements of vocabulary development. First, it addresses the words that are used frequently. Secondly, it presents an audio "speaking" of each word. And lastly, it presents sentences that illustrate how the work might be used. It is free and easy to use." 

Live Abilities, a homeschooling site, provides these root word, prefix and suffix lists to help develop vocabuary. 

English Vocabulary section on perfectyourenglish.com ~ English vocabulary lessons and more!

The International Reading Association's Readwritethink.com site provides instructor resources by grade level, learning objective and MORE. This page shows you all the vocabulary related resources (incuding lesson plans) on their site.

RHL School allows you to develop free worksheets in various subjects that can be the basis for lesson plans. Two examples can be found below.


The Visual Thesaurus site prompts you to write a word then it builds a web around the word and groups synonyms for the different nuances of the word. 


Vocabulary Articles and Publications

"3 Tiers of Words: Understanding Vocabulary Instruction in the Common Core" by Jen Jones. (Please note, you will need to create an account to access this publication.)

Making the Common Core Come Alive, Volume III, Issue I, "Providing an All-Access Pass via Academic Vocabulary" by Heather Clayton

Sixth Graders Look Everywhere for Academic Vocabulary ~ suggestions for helping learners notice academic vocabulary in real-world contexts 



This publication was supported by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education. However, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of the policy of the U.S. Department of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. No official endorsement of these agencies should be inferred.