FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. Our partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. For each vocabulary answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
An interactive dictionary and thesaurus that leads you to discover the connections between vocabulary words in a visually captivating display. Word maps blossom with meaning, encouraging exploration instead of rote memorization to expand vocabulary.
ReadWriteThink's Crossword Puzzle Tool
Nothing tests your knowledge like a crossword puzzle. But did you know the format of a crossword puzzle can be an effective teaching tool, too? Using this tool, children and teens can solve ready-made puzzles designed around grade-appropriate topics. Solving a crossword puzzle can teach new words, the meanings of those words, and how to spell them. They also can jump into the driver's seat and create their own puzzles. Choosing their own topics and mapping out their own puzzles develops big-picture thinking. To create a puzzle from scratch, children and teens must demonstrate deeper knowledge of the topic and the words that will serve as the puzzle’s answers. Coming up with clues sharpens communication skills. It’s an art to write a clue that gives just a hint, but enough for someone to say, “Aha! I know the answer to 1 down!”
For grades K-12
SAT Vocabulary Quiz
Brush up on SAT vocabulary words with this free online quiz. Play as a guest or register to see your name on the high scores honor roll.
Manga On Manga!
Take a look at Wired magazine's ten-page manga on -- manga! This history of manga was written by Jason Thompson, a former manga editor, and is presented in Japanese page and panel order. Read it online or download a pdf and learn about how and why manga is so popular around the world. Deadline: N/A.
And if you want to help your teacher understand manga, this Comics in the Classroom interview with Jason Thompson will explain just what these Japanese comics are.