Vocabulary Assessment: Exams and Quizzes to Test Vocabulary

Studying for vocabulary quizzes or standardized tests can be fun for kids and parents if you have the right resources. Browse the following online activities and games that entertain children while helping them building vocabulary skills.

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Vocabulary Building Games from Vocabulary.co.il

Vocabulary.co.il offers games for primary through high school students. You can sort the games by grade level or by topic, such as antonyms, prefixes and word roots.

Some of the word games include video lessons. For instance, Compound Animal Match has a short lesson followed by a game in which students create animal names from compound words.

Another game, called Root Word Meaning Match, asks 3rd-5th grade children to match words with their roots. Similarly, context clue games ask students to fill in the missing words of a sentence.

PBS Kids Vocabulary Games

PBS Kids has a variety of vocabulary games for elementary children. Most games are correlated with a PBS television series. Although some games require registration to play, it is completely free to sign up.

In Martha Speaks, kids can upload a picture of their dog and click on words they can use to describe their pet. In Not Afraid of Dogs, kids complete sentences by hearing and seeing a set of words and clicking on the right one.

Printable activities are also available, including WordGirl crosswords and word scrambles. A link to a WordGirl parent's page lists additional vocabulary building activities you can do at home with your child. The WordGirl parent's page also lists the games available with descriptions of each, so you can easily find a game that will meet your child's needs.

Tlsbooks.com's Vocabulary Worksheets

Tlsbooks.com has printable vocabulary worksheets you can use to introduce new vocabulary words or reinforce what your child is learning at school. Worksheets are searchable by grade level or topic.

One worksheet, called Making New Words, asks kids to combine syllables to create a new word. In Vocabulary Fun, children use a dictionary to match words with definitions. Other worksheets are available on vowel practice, compound words and analogies.

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