Intro to College Reading


Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

Ch. 1 Engage Text

  • barrier -- something that stops someone from getting through
  • conscious -- aware
  • disparage -- speak disrespectfully of
  • fact -- a true statement that can be verified by using another source
  • grave -- serious
  • authors purpose -- the purpose the author has for writing-either to express, inform or persuade
  • collaborative -- working together
  • credibility -- believability or trustworthiness
  • empowering -- make powerful
  • genres -- different types of programs
  • attribute -- to blame or relate to a cause
  • chunking -- the act of grouping
  • context -- the surrounding information
  • disparities -- pronounced differences
  • foibles -- mistakes or weaknesses in character

Ch. 1-3 Maze Runner

  • piercing -- gazing intensely
  • ascended -- to rise
  • lurch -- swaying abruptly
  • consumed -- to absorb; engross
  • bombarded -- attacked
  • stale -- musty
  • devoid -- without

Ch. 1-3 Maze Runner 2

  • heading -- a title or caption of a page
  • leisure -- free time
  • persists -- continues despite resistance
  • reading purpose -- why you are reading
  • skeptical -- distrustful
  • inference -- a logical idea the reader has after reading what the author has stated
  • neglect -- fail to care for
  • rapport -- a close relationship
  • relevant -- meaningful
  • hobbling -- walking in a way that suggests an injury, like a limp
  • melding -- blending
  • prior knowledge -- information known before
  • refrained -- decided not to
  • title -- name
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