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School:Northwestern Middle
Location:Zachary La.

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

Among the Hidden

  • potential -- being possible or
  • ominous -- threatening
  • hasty -- taking place in a hurry
  • relunctant -- hesitant to do something
  • taunt -- a sarcastic challenge or insult
  • skittish -- easily frightened, hesitant
  • clout -- the power to direct , shape, or influence
  • adjudication -- to make an official decision about a problem
  • nonchalant -- calm and unconcerned
  • competent -- being able to do things right or correctly
  • tentative -- hestitant, not fully worked out
  • preponderant -- great in numbers
  • enthralled -- fascinating
  • sporadic -- occurring occasionally
  • taboo -- forbidden

Ancient Egypt

  • dynasty -- a series of rulers from the same family
  • pyramid -- a huge triangular shaped tomb built by the Egyptians and other people
  • sphinx -- an imaginary creature with a human head and the body of a lion that was often shown on Egyptians statues
  • merchant -- a trader
  • pharaoh -- a title used by the rulers of Egypt
  • mummy -- a specially treated body wrapped in cloth for preservation
  • papyrus -- a long-lasting, paper like material made from reeds that the Egyptians used to write on
  • trading network -- a system of people in different lands who trade goods back and forth
  • delta -- a triangle shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river
  • afterlife -- life after death, much of Egyptian religion focused on the afterlife
  • hieroglyphics -- the ancient Egyptian writing system that used picture symbols
  • obelisk -- a tall, pointed, four-sided pillar of ancient Egypt

Destined to Live 1-13

  • envy -- to desire and want badly: jealousy
  • commodity -- an item that is bought and sold, something that people value or find useful
  • barracks -- buildings for lodging soldiers or prisoners
  • instigate -- to urge, provoke, or encourage someone to take action
  • remnants -- the remains of something after the rest has gone
  • feverishly -- showing intense thrill and excitement
  • astound -- to overwhelm with amazement, wonder, or surprise
  • ransack -- to search wildly and very thoroughly for something, usually for the purpose of stealing
  • liberated -- released from severe physical, political, or military control
  • implication -- a strong suggestion or blame
  • negotiate -- to attempt to agree on something through discussion and compromise
  • persecuted -- continually treated cruelly and unfairly because of ideas or beliefs
  • atrocities -- very wicked, cruel acts often involving killing

Destined to Live 14-26

  • massacre -- the unnecessary killing of a large number of human beings or animals
  • perplexed -- someone confused and puzzled, something complicated or involved
  • arrogant -- thinking highly of yourself
  • immense -- very great in size, huge
  • fathom -- to get down to the truth of something, to comprehend or understand
  • interspersed -- scatter here and there; placed at intevals
  • monotone -- a single tone without harmony or variation in pitch
  • inoculations -- injections of a virus put into a person , animal, or plant for research
  • listless -- showing little to no interest in anything
  • eradicate -- to remove or destroy entirely
  • reminiscing -- recalling past experiences or events; remembering past memories
  • consulate -- an official position appointed by the government of one country to look after its interests and the welfare of its citizens in another country
  • muster -- to assemble in a group, to gather something together


  • city state -- a political unit consisting of a city and it's surrounding countryside
  • ziggurat -- a pyramid-shaped temple in Sumer
  • silt -- a mixture of fertile soil and sand that makes land ideal for farming
  • empire -- land with different territories and peoples under a single rule
  • cuneiform -- the world's first system of writing: developed in Sumer
  • surplus -- more of something than is needed
  • hierarchy -- division of society by rank or class
  • irrigation -- a way of supplying water to an area of land

Out of the Dust part 1

  • hoard -- to collect and store things
  • spindly -- long, thin, and rather weak
  • knoll -- a small rounded hill or elevated area
  • bleary -- blurry or unclear; hazy
  • parched -- very dry; thirsty
  • wince -- to flinch because of pain, embarrassment, or disgust
  • dazed -- unable to think clearly
  • jittery -- extremely tense and nervous; jumpy
  • rile -- to annoy or irritate
  • wager -- a bet ; a gamble
  • feud -- bitter disagreement between two people, groups, or families that lasts a long time
  • idle -- not busy; not active; not working; not in use; doing absolutely nothing
  • sear -- to burn the surface of something

Out of the Dust part 2

  • bough -- the larger or main branch of a tree
  • sulk -- to display anger by pouting or remaining silent
  • sparse -- not thick or dense; thin
  • sod -- a section of grassland containg the roots
  • sustain -- to bear the weight or burden of something
  • primed -- to make ready or prepare
  • warped -- to bend or twist out of shape
  • frantic -- wild with excitement, passion, fear, or pain
  • fared -- to experience good or bad fortune
  • mottle -- to mark with spots of a different color
  • obliged -- to do someone a favor; willing or wanting to do something
  • rickety -- likely to fall or collapse; shaky

Sign of the Beaver

  • improvise --
  • resent -- to feel hurt or angry
  • glower --
  • shamles --
  • improvise -- to do the best one can with what is available
  • despise --
  • glower -- to stare angrily at someone
  • disgruntled --
  • thrash --
  • despise -- to dislike greatly
  • deprive --
  • disgruntled -- unhappy - dissatisfied
  • finicky --
  • thrash -- to move wildly or violently
  • resent --
  • astonished --
  • deprive -- to prevent a person from having something - to take away
  • finicky -- excessively particular - difficult to please

Sign of the Beaver 2

  • gaunt --
  • astonished -- to be filled with sudden wonder and amazement
  • indignant -- upset, angry, and annoyed because of wrongdoing - defensive
  • cascading -- moving in a downward pattern or motion
  • flaunt --
  • gaunt -- very thin and bony
  • intricate --
  • contort --
  • shambles -- a scene of complete disorder and disorganization
  • flaunt -- to show off in order to impress others
  • quaver --
  • intricate -- detailed, complex, or complicated
  • contort -- to twist out of usual shape or form
  • clamor --
  • inflict --
  • defiant --
  • quaver -- to shake wildly
  • clamor -- a load uproar or noise
  • inflict -- to cause suffering or pain
  • indignant --
  • defiant -- refusal to obey
  • cascading --

Stone Age

  • tool -- Any handheld object that has been modified to help with a task
  • migrate -- To move to a new place
  • domestication -- The process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans
  • prehistory -- The time before there was writing
  • hunter-gatherer -- People who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive
  • land bridge -- A strip of land connecting two continents
  • megalith -- Huge stones used as monuments
  • society -- A community of people who share a common culture
  • Ice Ages -- Long periods of freezing weather
  • agriculture -- farming

The Outsiders

  • ruefully -- regretfully; sorrowfully
  • incredulous -- not ready to believe; doubting
  • sophisticated -- experienced in worldly ways
  • elude -- to escape understanding; baffle
  • radiate -- to send out rays; to beam or shine
  • sagely -- wisely; knowingly
  • abiding -- obeying
  • subside -- to sink back or down; become lower
  • conviction -- a strong belief
  • stupor -- state in which the mind and senses are dulled; daze
  • gingerly -- cautiously; carefully
  • nonchalantly -- in a casual and unenthusiastic manner
  • hue -- color, especially a tint or shade
  • wistfully -- longingly; in a wishful manner
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