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MyVocabulary.com
http://www.myvocabulary.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12+

A+ CONTENT:
MyVocabulary.com offers free interactive vocabulary development and enrichment. The Web site stresses word derivations using Latin/Greek root-based puzzle activities at various grade levels.

B+ AESTHETICS:
The site contains a lot of colorful graphics and drawings that make the site seem fun and light. The puzzles are also large drawings.

A ORGANIZATION:
The home page has links to each of the levels and the puzzles are available by scrolling down the page. Each puzzle has directions and immediate answers. The subsequent pages don't have navigational links but the site has a limited number of pages that can be accessed from the browser's buttons.

REVIEW:
This self-paced Web site, based on state standards, includes multiple lesson plans at grade levels, 70+ calendar/themed content features, SAT/ACT-type vocabulary puzzles, 365 "A-Z" word lists by subject, 130 assigned book/novel/play vocabulary lists, some with activities, a Root-A-Week feature, a daily puzzle and a bi-monthly newsletter that reaches 20,000 teachers/schools. The exercises can be used to enrich curriculum and to help students prepare for examinations. The site also can be used in home-schooling and ESL programs. This is a great tool for language arts, English and ESL teachers to use as internet-based lesson plans, or for anyone interested in brushing up on their vocabulary skills. The site is printable and answers can be e-mailed.