Mrs. Calvo's ELA Class


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

Academic Vocabulary

  • theme -- means life lessosn
  • resolution -- means the solution to the problem
  • mood -- means the reader's attitude towards the text
  • narrative -- means a story
  • conflict -- means the problem
  • foreshadowing -- means when the author gives hints about what will have next
  • point of view -- means the person telling the story
  • inference -- to make an educated conclusion based on the evidence
  • flashback -- means to remember a past event
  • tone -- means the author's attitude towards what he/she is writing

Roots List A

  • bio -- life
  • grat -- thankful
  • fort -- strong
  • sci -- to know
  • inter -- between
  • flu -- to flow
  • auto -- self
  • salv -- safe, healthy
  • mit -- to send, to let go
  • scope -- to see
  • omni -- all
  • sent -- to feel
  • manu -- hand
  • tele -- from afar
  • geo -- earth

TAKS Vocabulary 1

  • defiant -- means to disobey
  • indifferent -- means not to care
  • anxious -- means nervous about something
  • humorous -- means funny
  • courageous -- means to be brave
  • prejudice -- means to judge without out cause
  • sympathetic -- means to understand others and care about them
  • determined -- means not to give up
  • triumphant -- means to win
  • predictable -- means to know whats going to happen next
  • biased -- means to have your mind already made up
  • concerned -- means to be worried about someone of something
  • enthusiastic -- means to be excited about something
  • hostile -- means unfriendly;mean
  • ironic -- means the opposite of what is expected

The Giver 1-5

  • benediction -- a blessing
  • distraught -- mentally upset
  • serene -- calm and peaceful
  • compassionate -- caring
  • resolute -- determined to do something
  • intrigued -- very interested
  • chastise -- punish
  • apprehensive -- to be nervous about an upcoming event
  • sympathetic -- to understand and care about the feelings of others
  • ironic -- the opposite of what is expected
  • defiant -- resisting authority
  • ponder -- to think about or consider something

The Princess /Amphibian

  • egotistical -- selfish
  • obnoxious -- annoying
  • proximity -- close
  • callow -- immature
  • infractions -- mistakes
  • reverberation -- to be repeated as an echo
  • appalling -- disgusting
  • incessantly -- without stopping
  • Herculean -- strong
  • scheme -- plan
  • reiterating -- repeating
  • earnest -- honest

W of Blackbird Ch 1-3

  • forbidding -- unpleasant
  • shrew -- a woman with a bad temper who is always nagging
  • stench -- a bad smell
  • hankering -- to really want to do someting
  • intangible -- not able to obtain or realize
  • vanity -- to care too much about the appearance
  • tedious -- long and boring
  • aloof -- cool and reserved; chill
  • tantalize -- tease; tempt
  • disheartening -- depressing
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