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

A Very Important Day

  • enrich -- to improve the quality of
  • petitioners -- people who ask for something in writing
  • allegiance -- loyalty to one's country or a person
  • citzenship -- a status of a citizen with accompanying rights, duties, and privileges
  • oath -- a pledge or promise to act a certain way
  • citizens -- official members of a country
  • examiner -- an official who inspects or asks questions
  • chamber -- a meeting room used by lawmakers


  • experience -- having the knowledge to do a particular task
  • rugged -- having a rough uneven surface
  • courageous -- brave; fearless
  • musher -- the driver of a dogsled team
  • blizzard -- a snowstorm with strong winds
  • checkpoint -- a place along a route where people sign in and rest

Boss of the Plains

  • adventurers -- travelers in search of unusual or exciting experiences
  • gear -- equipment used for a specific activity
  • settlers -- people who travel to a little known area and make a home
  • frontier -- unexplored land
  • pioneers -- people who are the first to settle in a region
  • wranglers -- cowboys
  • determined -- sticking to a purpose
  • opportunity -- a good chance
  • tanned -- changed animal hide leather by soaking it in chemicals


  • peasant -- relating to a poor farm worker
  • crossly -- in a grumpy or grouchy way
  • orphan -- a child whose parents are dead
  • godmother -- a woman who acts as a child's parent
  • proud -- thinking too highly of oneself
  • elegant -- marked by good taste; graceful

Finding the Titanic

  • plaques -- flat markers that are engraved with words
  • unsinkable -- impossible to sink
  • funnels -- smokestacks
  • survivors -- people who have stayed alive
  • wreckage -- the remains of something that has been destroyed
  • shipwrecks -- wrecked ships
  • voyage -- a long journey to a distant place

Gloria Estefan

  • career -- what someone does as a job
  • eventually -- at the end; finally
  • worldwide -- all over the world
  • demonstrated -- showed clearly
  • tireless -- able to work a long time without getting tired
  • contract -- a written agreement
  • specializes -- to be involved in a particular activity

Grandfather's Journey

  • bewildered -- greatly puzzled, confused
  • marveled -- filled with surprise
  • longed -- wished for, wanted
  • surrounded -- put all around
  • homeland -- country where one was born
  • reminded -- made someone remember

Happy Birthday Dr. King

  • fare -- the money a person must pay to travel, as on a bus or subway
  • civil rights -- (movement) referring to the legal privileges every American citizen is guaranteed
  • stupendous -- amazing
  • boycott -- a refusal to buy from a company
  • protest -- to express strong feelings against something

Heat Wave!

  • horizon -- line along which the earth and sky seem to meet
  • temperature -- measure of heat or coldness
  • affected -- caused a change in
  • singe -- to burn slightly
  • miscalculated -- figured incorrectly
  • weather vane -- movable pointer that shows wind direction

Lou Gehrig

  • consecutive -- following one right after the other
  • to honor -- to show special respect for
  • sportsmanship -- the quality someone has when acting with dignity in difficult situations
  • first baseman -- the baseball player who guards the area around first base
  • shortstop -- the baseball player who guards the area between second and third base
  • fielding -- in baseball, picking up the ball and throwing it to the correct player
  • modest -- having a quiet, humble view of oneself

Marven-Great North Woods

  • landscape -- a stretch of land
  • timber -- trees that can be used as building wood
  • immense -- huge, very large
  • snowshoes -- frames attached to shoes and used for walking across snow
  • cords (of wood) -- measures for stacks of cut wood
  • lumberjacks -- people who chop down trees and haul the wood to a sawmill
  • woodsman -- a person who works or lives in a forest
  • bunkhouse -- a building in a camp where a group of people sleep

My Name Is Maria Isabel

  • disappointed -- feeling like things didn't go the way you had hoped
  • troublesome -- causing problems
  • attentively -- with attention or alertness
  • nervously -- with concern, worry, or fear
  • misunderstand -- a failure to understand

Salmon Summer

  • lure -- fake bait used to attract fish
  • ancestors -- people in one's family who lived many years ago
  • spawn -- to lay eggs and reproduce
  • abundance -- more than enough
  • scavengers -- animals that feed on dead animals

Shores of Silver Lake

  • depot -- a train or bus station
  • platform -- a raised floor or surface
  • conductor -- a person in charge of a train or subway
  • lurching -- moving unsteadily from side to side
  • jolting -- moving in a jerky, bumpy way
  • satchels -- small bags used for carrying books and other small items

Sing to the Stars

  • jazz -- a style of music with a strong pattern of beats
  • strides -- walks with long steps
  • amplifiers -- devices that make sounds stronger and louder
  • debut -- a first performance in public
  • rhythm -- movement or beats that repeat in a regular pattern
  • classical -- relating to a musical style from the 18th century Europe
  • murmur -- a low, constant sound
  • blaring -- making a loud, harsh sound


  • drought -- a long period of little or no rain
  • slumped -- dropped down suddenly
  • coyote -- an animal similar to a wolf
  • praire -- a flat or rolling grassland
  • corral -- a fenced-in area for cattle or horses
  • phonograph -- an old- fashioned record player

Tanya's Reunion

  • pitches in -- helps others get a job done
  • gathering -- a coming together of people
  • persisted -- continued repeatedly
  • satisfaction -- contentment, happiness
  • arrangements -- plans made beforehand; preparations
  • homestead -- a house with land and buildings belonging to it
  • reunion -- a meeting of group members who have been apart
  • great-uncle -- a grandparent's brother

The Last Dragon

  • crest -- something, such as feathers, that grows on an animal's head
  • scales -- small, thin, flat parts that cover a fish or reptile
  • characters -- symbols or letters used in printing
  • homage -- special public honor
  • teeming -- full, crowded
  • fierce -- wild and mean; dangerous
  • snaked -- moved in a winding and twisting way

The Stranger

  • etched -- made a design by cutting lines
  • peculiar -- unusual, strange or odd
  • draft -- a flow of air
  • mercury -- silvery white metal used in thermometers
  • timid -- easily frightened; shy
  • autumn -- the season after summer
  • frost -- very thin covering of ice
  • thermometer -- an instrument that measures temperature

Tomas & the Library Lady

  • check out -- to withdraw and item, as a book in a library
  • lap -- to lick up or slurp
  • borrow -- to get temporary use of
  • glaring -- looking at angrily
  • eager -- excited, enthusiastic
  • storyteller -- a person who tells stories


  • cycles -- series of events that are repeated in the same order
  • renew -- to make new again; to bring new life to
  • ablaze -- on fire
  • consumed -- destroyed by burning
  • flammable -- able to be burned easily and rapidly
  • charred -- burned
  • ember -- a glowing piece of material in the ashes of a fire
  • aggressively -- very actively and forcefully
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