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Improve Your Vocabulary

Mavis Hara shows you how to develop your vocabulary.

Did you know if you read 15 minutes a day, you will read over one (1) million words per year.

When: Monday, October 8, 2012
Where: Lama 118 (Behind Library)
Time:12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


1) Increase your vocabulary by learning to use CONTEXT CLUES, so that you can teach yourself new words every time you read.

Synonyms - http://www.synonym.com/
Antonyms - http://www.synonym.com/antonym/


2) Increase your vocabulary by learning to use WORD PARTS so that you can figure out word meaning by looking at their prefixes and roots.

3) READ WIDELY, READ A VARIETY OF THINGS so that you will exposed to thousands of new words each month. Keep a vocabulary journal to record that interesting words you find, or make word cards so that you can see your vocabulary growing.

4) TEST YOURSELF and have fun at the same time.

You can use the "It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power" feature in Reader's Digest magazine each month.

Reader's Digest Online http://www.rd.com no longer features word games on the website. Instead it offers a WordPower iPhone App for $1.99.


Learn Vocabulary and DONATE RICE at the same time!

FACEBOOK Word Games (you need to have an account to play) http://www.facebook.com/games

Lexulous - Word Game Lexulous is a FUN crossword game. Make words with letter tiles on a 15x15 board - use premium squares to score BIG! Oh and you can unlock more than 30 achievements as you get better!

Scrabble (US and Canada) Play the authentic word game app today! Challenge friends and fellow fans to a game. (Only available in the United States and Canada.)

Word with Friends The #1 word game on iOS & Android is now on Facebook! Join your friends in everyone's favorite crossword game. Play Words With Friends now!

Wordy To play the game, you are given a series of letters which you have to unscramble in order to guess as many words as possible that can be made from the set. Social attributes let you see how you stack up against your friends, and options to challenge each other in a round.

Word Challenge In Word Challenge you are given 6 letters, the objective is to create 3-6 letter words from the letters provided as fast as you can. There are 40,000 to find in this fast and rewarding word game! You can go into a head to head battle of words with one of your friends in the 'Challenge Mode'. Can you come out on top?

Other Game sites:

AgameAday: http://www.agameaday.com

Dictionary.com: Word of the day and many other useful links. http://dictionary.reference.com/

Interactive Word Games: http://www.wordplays.com

Word games from http://www.pogo.com/ (Word games)

SAT Vocabulary Tests on Vocab Test.com: offers you, the eager student ready to learn, free vocabulary tests, which are the best way to boost your verbal skills. http://www.vocabtest.com/

Vocabulary.com: a free resource used in over 20,000 schools to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots. http://www.vocabulary.com/

vocabulary.co.il: The Fun Way to Build Vocabulary Skills!
Test Preparation & Vocabulary Building Made Fun.

Vocabulary University: http://www.vocabulary.com

Vocabulary Workshop Online: Link

For Levels A-F: iWordsTM Interactive Audio Program includes definitions, pronunciations, and examples of usage for all 300 words per Level
For all Levels, A-H: Interactive Game and Puzzles that extend and enrich the instruction and practice provided in the Student Texts

The Longman Vocabulary Website: Word Parts

Yahoo Word Games: http://games.yahoo.com/word-games

Zynga Games: http://www.zynga.com/ Facebook Game: Words with Friends

ESOL Sites:

Activities for ESOL Students: Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers.

PODCASTS (Links to iTunes)

Other Vocabulary Podcasts from iTunes

Other Podcasts

5) Use the Library to find other resources for building your vocabulary. Bookstores have "Word for Today" calendars, crossword puzzles, and vocabulary word card boxes.

Online Flash Cards (Most are free)

Flash Card Exchange: http://www.flashcardexchange.com/

Flash Card Machine: http://www.flashcardmachine.com/

ProProfs Flash Cards: http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/

Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/

6) USE your new words from time to time in conversations.

Resources: Handouts see SOS coordinator

PowerPoint Presentation

Mavis Hara is the author of the book "An Offering of Rice"

Google books information

An Offering of Rice
Mavis Hara
ISBN: 0-910043-76-0
171 pages

Kapiolani CC: Special Collection
(Behind Circulation Desk)

Call Number:
PS571.H3 B35 no.90


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