Mrs. Duffy's Study Games

School:Ben Lomond
Comments:Have some fun while studying your vocabulary list. Mrs. Duffy

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

Across the Wide Dark Sea

  • cramped -- so small as to prevent free movement
  • weary -- needing rest; tired
  • journey -- movement from one place to another
  • anchor -- a heavy metal object, attached to a ship, that is dropped overboard to keep the ship in place
  • settlement -- a small community in a new place
  • seeping -- to pass slowly through small openings
  • survive -- to stay alive or continue to exist

Anthony Reynoso

  • celebrity -- a famous person
  • expert -- a person who has great knowledge or skill in a special area
  • exhibition -- a display for the public
  • ceremonies -- a formal action, words and often music performed to mark an important occasion as in a wedding
  • rodeo -- a public show of roping and horseback riding skills
  • performer -- a person who presents a special talent or skill to an audience

Dancing Rainbows

  • honor -- special respect for excellence
  • ancestor -- a person one’s family comes from
  • elder -- a person who is older
  • respect -- admiration or consideration
  • imitate -- to copy the actions, looks, or sounds of


  • heroic -- Very brave
  • tremendous -- extremely large
  • creature -- A living being, human or animal
  • enormous -- extremely large
  • colossal -- extremely large
  • monstrous -- Horrible or frightening
  • horrifying -- Great fear terror or shock

Fact Families X3 1 thru 4

  • 3/3= -- 1
  • 3X2= -- 6
  • 3X3= -- 9
  • 3X4= -- 12
  • 3X1= -- 3
  • 2X3= -- 6
  • 6/2= -- 3
  • 4X3= -- 12
  • 12/4= -- 3
  • 1X3= -- 3
  • 3/1= -- 3
  • 6/3= -- 2
  • 9/3= -- 3
  • 12/3= -- 4

Fact Families X3 5 thru 7

  • 3X6= -- 18
  • 18÷3= -- 6
  • 21÷7= -- 3
  • 3X5= -- 15
  • 15÷3= -- 5
  • 18÷6= -- 3
  • 7X3= -- 21
  • 15÷5= -- 3
  • 6X3= -- 18
  • 3X7= -- 21
  • 21÷3= -- 7
  • 5X3= -- 15

Garden of Abdul Gasazi

  • awesome -- Causing a feeling of wonder, fear and respect
  • disappeared -- To pass out of sight
  • convinced -- To cause to believe something; to make certain
  • incredible -- To unlikely to be believed; astonishing or amazing
  • discovered -- To find or learn
  • impossible -- Not able to happen or exist

Nights of the Pufflings

  • stranded -- in a difficult or helpless position
  • launching -- to send forcefully upwards like a rocket
  • instinctively -- acting on a feeling that is not learned
  • burrow -- a hole or tunnel used by small animals
  • ashore -- on or to the shore
  • venture -- to do something in spite of risk
  • uninhabited -- having no people living there

Pepita Talks Twice

  • Tacos -- A tortilla that is folded around a filling, such as meat or cheese
  • Spanish -- The language of Spain, Mexico, and most of Central America and South America
  • Enchiladas -- A tortilla that is folded around a meat filling and covered with a spicy tomato sauce
  • Tamales -- A steamed cornhusk that is wrapped around a meat filling made with red peppers and cornmeal
  • Salsa -- A spicy sauce made of tomatoes, onions, and peppers
  • Language -- Spoken or written human speech
  • Tortilla -- A round, flat bread made from cornmeal and water and baked on a grill

Poppa’s New Pants

  • Rustling -- A soft fluttering sound
  • Mended -- To put back into good condition; repair
  • Fabric -- Material that is produced by weaving threads, or fibers together; cloth
  • Plaid -- Having a pattern formed by stripes of different widths and colors that cross each other at right angles
  • Pattern -- An artistic design used for decoration
  • Hem -- To fold back and sew down the edge of
  • Draped -- To hang in loose folds

Raising Dragons

  • harvested -- To gather or pick
  • plow -- To break up or turn over soil with a special tool
  • chores -- Small job usually done on a schedule
  • hitched -- To tie or fasten
  • appetite -- The desire for food
  • tended -- To look after or care for something
  • sown -- To scatter seeds over the ground for growing

Romona Quimby Age 8

  • ceaseless -- continuing without end
  • dismal -- causing, feeling, or showing gloom or sadness
  • pelting -- to strike or beat against again and again
  • discouraged -- less hopeful or enthusiastic
  • exhausted -- worn out; tired
  • companionable -- friendly
  • dreary -- gloom; dismal; without cheer
  • sullenly -- angrily or unhappily

Seal Surfer

  • basked -- to rest in a pleasant warmth
  • horizon -- the line along which the earth and the sky appear to meet
  • swooped -- to move with a sudden sweeping motion
  • swell -- a long rolling wave in open water
  • buffeted -- to strike against powerfully
  • quay -- a dock where ships are loaded and unloaded
  • surf -- to ride on waves, often on a surfboard

Talking Cloth

  • collection -- a group of objects gathered and saved sometimes for display or study
  • flourish -- an energetic or dramatic waving motion
  • embroider -- to decorate by sewing designs with a needle and thread
  • royalty -- members of a royal family, such as kings, queens, princes, or princesses
  • wealth -- a great amount of money or valuable possessions
  • symbols -- something that stands for or represents something else

The Ballad of Mulan

  • armor -- a heavy covering, often of metal, worn to protect the body in battle
  • farewell -- good wishes at parting
  • troop -- A group of soldiers
  • comrade -- a companion, especially one who shares one’s activities
  • victorious -- Having won by defeating another person or group
  • triumphant -- successful
  • endure -- to put up with

The Keeping Quilt

  • needle -- a small, thin tool for sewing
  • scraps -- leftover bits of cloth or other material
  • gathering -- a coming together of people
  • threaded -- to pass thread through the eye of a needle or through the hooks and holes on a sewing machine
  • sewn -- to make, repair, or fasten something with stitches using a needle and thread
  • border -- a part that forms the outside edge of something

The Lost and Found

  • worried -- Feeling concerned or upset
  • directions -- the line or path along which someone or something goes, lies, or points
  • situations -- a set of conditions at a certain moment in time
  • unusual -- not usual, common or ordinary
  • rumpled -- wrinkled
  • visible -- able to be seen

The Mysterious Giant of B

  • mysterious -- Very hard to explain or understand
  • pedestal -- A base or support for a column or statue
  • square -- An open area in a city or town where streets meet
  • giant -- Huge, very strong imaginary creature
  • statue -- an image made out of something solid
  • weakling -- A person or animal without strength

The Waterfall

  • rapids -- a group of small waterfalls in a river where the water flows very fast
  • ledge -- a flat space like a shelf on the side of a cliff or rock
  • canyon -- a deep valley with steep walls on both sides that was formed by running water
  • cauldron -- a large pot or kettle used for boiling
  • sheer -- very steep
  • boulder -- a large rounded rock

Trapped by the Ice!

  • perilous -- dangerous
  • grueling -- extremely tiring
  • deserted -- not lived in; having few or no people
  • impassable -- impossible to travel across or through
  • crevasse -- a deep opening or crack
  • barren -- not able to produce growing plants or crops
  • flows -- a large, flat mass of floating ice
  • terrain -- any piece of land; ground, soil, earth

Two Days in May

  • territory -- an area of land; region
  • grazing -- to feed on growing plants
  • population -- the total number of plants, animals, or people living in a certain place
  • surrounding -- on all sides of
  • wander -- to move from place to place without a special purpose or goal
  • starve -- to suffer or die from lack of food

Yunmi and Halmoni’s Trip

  • bustling -- Full of activity; busy
  • passport -- A government document that gives a person permission to travel in a foreign country
  • vendor -- A person who sells something
  • foreigners -- A person from a different country or place
  • skyscraper -- A very tall building
  • custom -- Something that the members of a group usually do
  • sightseeing -- The act of touring interesting places
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