Mrs. Whitenight's 5th Grade Vocabulary

School:Etta J. Wilson Elementary School
Location:Newark DE
Comments:These are the vocabulary words we are learning this year. You review them easily by using this fun activity.

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

CCSS Focus 20:Don Quixote

  • noble -- courageous, generous, honorable
  • faithful -- a loyal companion or friend
  • ignorance -- lacking in knowledge or experience; uneducated
  • quest -- a journey to help others
  • thrust -- a sudden or violent lundge
  • plagued -- bothered
  • exploits -- great deeds of heroes
  • pierced -- to go into or through with a sharp object; cut
  • transformed -- changed
  • antigue -- old, created many years ago

Darnell Rock Reporting

  • effective -- it gets results
  • violations -- doing something that is not allowed by law or by rules
  • ordinance -- a city law
  • minimum -- the least amount needed
  • dependent -- relying on someone or something else for support or aid
  • issue -- a concern or important topic
  • urge -- coax someone to do something
  • deteriorating -- declining into worse condition
  • granted -- gave permission; allowed
  • exception -- does not follow the general rule or is allowed to not follow the general rule


  • destination -- a goal; or end point
  • admitted -- confessed
  • produced -- to create something
  • suspense -- being in a state of uncertainty; awaiting an outcome
  • rumor -- unproved news; gossip
  • impressed -- to be affected deeply; amazed
  • original -- the first of something or beginning thing
  • compliment -- an expression of praise

Lunch Money

  • record -- surpassing or superior to all others; the highest achievement
  • launch -- start-up; to begin something
  • incredibly -- unbelievably; extraordinary
  • feature -- to focus on; something offered as a special attraction
  • mental -- relating to the mind
  • developed -- to bring to a more advanced state; to elaborate in greater and greater detail
  • villians -- a wicked person
  • assuming -- to take for granted without proof
  • thumbed -- to glance through quickly
  • episodes -- parts of a whole; one of a number of closely connected stories

The Dog Newspaper

  • background -- years of experience
  • uneventful -- lacking in any striking occurrence; usual; routine
  • destruction -- demolished; destroyed
  • publication -- a book, journal, etc. issued for public reading
  • insights -- understanding clearly
  • formula -- a rule to follow to achieve desired results
  • career -- a chosen work or profession
  • household -- one or more people living in the same dwelling
  • edition -- a single printing; a single version
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