World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary

World's Worst Pet - Vocabulary is designed to expand vocabulary, reading comprehension, word relationships, and abstract uses of common words and phrases. In World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary, users can select from multiple levels consisting of different sections within each level. At the beginning of each section, users are able to view and read definitions of given word lists in order to front-load the vocabulary needed to complete the activities in the section. After completing a section, users are prompted to apply the targeted words to various writing prompts.  A level is cleared when all sections have been…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.9
B. Design - 8.9
C. Engagement - 8

7.9

Have fun expanding your vocabulary with help from the World’s Worst Pet!

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World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary is designed to expand vocabulary, reading comprehension, word relationships, and abstract uses of common words and phrases. In World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary, users can select from multiple levels consisting of different sections within each level. At the beginning of each section, users are able to view and read definitions of given word lists in order to front-load the vocabulary needed to complete the activities in the section. After completing a section, users are prompted to apply the targeted words to various writing prompts.  A level is cleared when all sections have been completed.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Using World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary, teachers can instruct students to create a cloze passage for a classmate to complete using the word sets found within each level. For example, students first compose a short story that uses specific vocabulary words from the app. Next, students count off the first 10 words in the story and leave them intact. For each seventh word from that point on, students create three possible words that could be used in that space. Finally, students swap cloze passages with each other, complete them, and then swap passages back to grade them.
  2. Students can use World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary independently as part of center time.
  3. Students can create a short story using a combination of word lists from each level of World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary. In assigning the short story, teachers should designate a specific number of words that students must use in the story, as well as the story’s required length.
  4. Teachers can have students play a game of Memory using words in World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary. To do so, teachers instruct students to write the definition of a word on one index card and the actual word on a different index card. Next, students spread the cards face-down to begin playing the game. To add a twist, after making a match, teachers can require students to verbally use the word in a sentence in the correct context in order for it to count.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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