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MyVocabulary University® is a unique website.  Here’s a site which started in 1997 by the husband and wife team of Jan and Carey Cook, where all the content is created by them without any advertising and only one sponsor. Jan concentrates on the development of content and responses to all email inquiries and Carey designs the graphic puzzles and brainstorm searching for new ideas.  It is a true labour of love and shows what a compassion for education can accomplish! offers FREE interactive vocabulary development and enrichment.  The website stresses word derivations using Latin/Greek root-based puzzle activities at various grade levels. This self-paced website, based on state standards, is printable and answers can be emailed.

The educational content featured on the site include multiple lesson plans, 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 24,000 teachers/schools.

Puzzles include Fill-in-the-Blanks, Definition Matching, Synonym & Antonym Encounter, Word Find, Crossword and a new feature, True or False? Each free session has three levels. Each level has 3 puzzles with 12 words each (36 total words in a session) and contains 7 additional activities/exercises that help develop vocabulary. There are 22 sessions with grade level appropriate roots/cells derived from Latin or Greek.

There are also sixteen special thematic features created over the school year (that teachers can request by e-mail) including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Wizard Words (inspired by Harry Potter), Monsters, Holiday Traditions, Valentines, Earth Day, Shakespeare, and Baseball.

Teachers can also access lesson plan vocabulary exercises (two Latin roots, a word bank and 3 word puzzles), vocabulary from 54 upper elementary and high school recommended texts such as Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Great Expectations, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone To Kill a Mocking Bird, word city root words which uses a graphical approach to learning vocabulary, an archive of past puzzles and more.  This site is a great resource for teachers to build up student vocabulary. supplements school curriculum in schools, after-school and in summer programs. 270,000 monthly unique visitors in elementary, middle and high schools use this site. Users also include ESL, LEP, ELL, home schools, gifted and Special Education students.'

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