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Flashcard Stash: Parts of Speech Flashcards

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://flashcardstash.com/

Website Example: http://flashcardstash.com/lists/8094-grammar-8-parts-of-speech

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Use this flashcard set to have students review and practice the principle parts of speech. The flashcard sets can be used as whole-class vocabulary review activities or you can share the Web site link (or embed the flashcards on a class Web page), and have students study the vocabulary words individually in a computer lab setting or outside of class. If you want to establish your own free account at the site, you can create your own word lists and share them with your students.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the Web site is not blocked at your school site.
  2. Visit the Example Web Site (above) and familiarize yourself with the terms, definitions, and how the site works.
  3. Decide how you want to go about providing the link to the site to your students. There are a couple of ideas in the Teacher Tips section below.
  4. If later you decide you would like to have your students study your word lists (instead of pre-made lists), you can establish your own Teacher account  and share your word lists with your students. All of the basics are free and the site's owner says it will always be free.

How-To

  1. Open the Example Web Site. To practice, students select the words in the list to see definitions. They can select the speaker icon to hear the words or the hyperlink icon to toggle to synonyms.
  2. In Learning Mode (the default), select a flashcard term on the left to see its definition. In Practice Mode (select the button in the header), students can quiz themselves with multiple choice fill-in-the blank questions. With the Match Game, students drag terms onto their definitions as fast as they can. In the Waterfall Game, students must fill in the blanks with 10 randomly selected terms as fast as possible.

Teacher Tips

  • This activity can be used as a game with the entire class, or with individual students studying word lists on their own in a computer lab or from home.
  • To embed a flashcard set on a Web page, select the Embed Flashcards button to get the HTML code, which can be copied and pasted into the HTML code editor of your Web page.
  • See the Frequently Asked Questions  page for more help with importing lists of words or adding HTML code to your Web site.
  • In order get students to the Web site, you can make it a Favorite or Bookmark the site on each computer browser, e-mail them the link, e-mail a word processing document with the link in it, or post the link on your class Web page.

More Ways

  • To enter your own, customized flashcard set for students to study, follow these steps:
    1. Compile a list of vocabulary words you want students to learn, corresponding to a unit or lesson you plan to teach (food, animals, clothing, for example, or an academic word list or a list of vocabulary words from texts that will be used in class).
    2. Create an account  at the site.
    3. Select Create Class and give your class a name.
    4. Select Create List. Give the list a name, image (optional), select the language, and enter the subject area.
    5. In the textbox next to "Enter a word," type in a term and select Add.
    6. Select the part of speech for the word entered (optional) with the drop-down arrow, add an image from Wikimedia Commons  or Flickr/Creative Commons  (if desired), and enter the definition of the term or select the provided definition at the right and select Save. Note: If the list of terms is already typed, select Import and copy and paste the list.
    7. Continue with all the words or terms for the set.
    8. Select View List to edit/add more terms (Select Add Terms or Edit this List.)
    9. Select Print this List to print out the flashcards with terms on one side and definitions on the other side (optional, for in-class activities).
    10. Check the flashcard set you have made to check for typos/spelling errors and to see how the site works (both flashcards and other activities).
    11. Select Publish this list.
    12. Select Invite students to share the link with a password you create or e-mail the flashcard set to your students. Note: Students can also search for your class .

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
  • (7.4) Demonstrate study skills
  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.