Mrs. Howell's Reading Games

School:AB Duncan Elementary
Location:Floydada TX

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

"The Cricket..."

  • logical -- makes sense; reasonable
  • eavesdropping -- listening to someone's conversation without them knowing
  • scornfully -- dislike or disgust, disrespect
  • route -- road or way to travel to a place
  • acquaintance -- someone that you have just met
  • jumble -- a messy pile of things

Adelina's Whales

  • encounter -- a meeting that is usually unexpected
  • tangles -- snarls, twists, or knots
  • bluff -- a high, steep bank or cliff
  • unique -- one of a kind; different; special
  • massive -- very large
  • breaching -- breaking through something, such as a water surface
  • rumbling -- a heavy, deep rolling sound
  • dove -- past tense of the word dive
  • lagoon -- a small bay with shallow seawater

At Home in the Coral Reef

  • current -- water that moves in one direction
  • suburbs -- not far outside a city's border
  • partnership -- when two people or groups work together
  • brittle -- can be broken easily
  • reef -- a ridge of sand, rock, or coral under the ocean or other body of water
  • eventually -- something happens after a period of time

Mystic Horse

  • mysterious -- hard to understand or explain
  • responsibility -- a job or duty to perform
  • loosened -- less tight
  • midst -- in the middle of
  • sores -- places on the skin that are broken and painful
  • amazement -- surprise and wonder

Ranita the Frog Princess

  • selfish -- concerned mainly with themselves
  • exasperated -- no patience and are annoyed
  • viceroy -- a nobleman
  • tadpole -- a newly hatched baby frog
  • commotion -- great noise and activity
  • famished -- feel extreme hunger
  • oath -- a promise
  • cranky -- irritated easily
  • specialty -- something that you do or know very well
  • banquet -- a large; fancy feast

TBCPE: Chapters 1-2

  • collared -- to grab someone
  • cot -- a type of bed, usually small
  • sentiment -- a view or an attitude toward a situation
  • contribution -- someone doing their part
  • imitation -- fake
  • parable -- a simple story to tell a lesson
  • pageant -- public entertainment with costumes and a performance
  • hysterical -- having extreme and uncontrolled emotion
  • contagious -- spread from one person to another
  • slouching -- stand, move, or sit in a lazy way

TBCPE: Chapters 3-4

  • sacrilegious -- a violation of what is sacred
  • swaddling -- wrapped in a cloth or blanket
  • manger -- a long open trough for horses or cattle to eat from
  • espoused -- marry
  • interrupt -- stops an activity
  • rehearsals -- a practice or trial performance of a play

TBCPE: Chapters 5-7

  • stable -- a place to put farm animals; barn
  • squeal -- make a cry or noise (high-pitched)
  • parsonage -- a house provided for a preacher
  • offering -- thing offered as a gift
  • dreamy -- having a magical or dreamlike quality
  • congregation -- a group of people who regularly attend a church
  • refugees -- person forced to leave their country
  • collapsible -- able to be folded into a small space
  • disgraceful -- unacceptable
  • withdraw -- remove something from a particular place
  • bewildered -- to become confused
  • mysterious -- difficult to understand or explain

The BFG Day1-2

  • peculiar -- strange, odd, or unusual
  • lavatory -- a bathroom
  • cloak -- cape
  • intend -- meant; a plan
  • crouched -- a position where knees are bent, the upper body is brought forward and down
  • dormitory -- a large bedroom or building for many people to live in
  • dignified -- classy, having a serious manner
  • sensation -- feelings
  • vast -- very large space
  • desolate -- deserted, empty
  • gruesome -- awful, causing horror
  • frankfurter -- hotdog
  • inevitably -- naturally; certain to happen
  • rasher -- a thin slice of bacon

The BFG Day3-5

  • colossal -- extremely large
  • repulsive -- an intense disgust of something
  • distress -- extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain
  • wasteland -- an unused area of land that has become barren
  • reverberate -- echo
  • swivel -- to turn around a point
  • thrill -- a sudden feeling of excitement
  • pounced -- to spring forward suddenly
  • maggots -- a fly found on something that is decaying
  • lurking -- sulking; moving in a way that keeps hidden
  • quiver -- tremble or shake
  • intently -- determined to do something
  • sprawl -- sit, lie, or fall, with arms and legs spread out
  • emerged -- come into view
  • menace -- something that is likely to cause harm; something that is a threat or a danger

The Great Ostrich Race

  • enormous -- very large in size
  • released -- set free
  • wranglers -- ranch workers who take care of horses
  • ornery -- grouchy or irritable
  • anticipation -- feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen
  • slender -- thin
  • lumbered -- moved slowly or in a heavy way
  • gander -- a look or a glance
  • encouraged -- given support or hope
  • glanced -- looked quickly at something
  • reckoned -- thought about or counted on
  • mettle -- bravery or courage

When I Went to theLibrary

  • weekdays -- days of the week except Saturday and Sunday
  • apologize -- tell someone you are sorry
  • genuine -- real or true
  • ambulance -- special vehicle that takes sick people to the hospital
  • slithered -- slid or glided like a snake
  • harmless -- cannot do damage or hurt you

Wild Horses

  • threatened -- in danger; having a sense of harm or danger
  • habitat -- the area where something lives; the place where an animal or plant naturally lives or grows
  • sanctuary -- a place that is safe or protected; a protected place for wildlife where predators are controlled and hunting is not allowed
  • fragile -- can be easily broken; delicate
  • descendants -- family members who are born after others in a family
  • emerge -- come into view; become known
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