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VocabularySpellingCity helps high school teachers prepare their students for their future, whether that means entering the job market (filling out applications, speaking at interviews) or attending college (taking standardized tests like the SAT, writing college entrance essays). High School is a time where vocabulary, whether for verbal expression or written communication, is expected to reach a high level of maturity and complexity.

Specialized Vocabulary Lists

VocabularySpellingCity provides specialized subject lists to help both teachers and high school students get ahead of the game. Each subject's page has ready-made lists that have been organized by grade or by sub-topic:

  • High School Math Vocabulary lists help high school students learn in the fields of algebra, trigonometry, probability, functions, and more.
  • High School Science Vocabulary lists supplement the high school science curriculum with sentences that provide contextual meaning for words used in high school subjects like physics, ecology, earth and space science, and chemistry.
  • Geography Word Lists help high school students become familiar with other countries and their capitals.
  • High School Social Studies Vocabulary lists range in scope from economics and politics to history an sociology.
  • A high school English teacher can even draw upon Literature Based Word Lists for a few of the classic novels studied in high school.

Importing Word Lists to your Account

Each list has an "import" link next to it that will automatically transfer that list to your account when clicked. There you can customize the lists by adding or removing words as well as entering your own sentences and definitions. If you have a premium account, you can assign lists and activities to individual students and create new lists.

Creating Word Lists

If you have a specific word list in mind, it is as easy as copy and paste to create your own customized list! Learn the 5 simple steps for publishing your own customized list. Your lists can then be automatically loaded into VocabularySpellingCity's games and learning activities, and most can even be transferred to printable worksheets for offline practice.

English Grammar and Word Usage

The high school years see students expand their knowledge and hone their literacy skills. The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts expect a high school graduate to show good command of standard English grammar and word usage. VocabularySpellingCity provides tools for attaining these standards, through high school English worksheets, vocabulary games, specialized word lists, and printable language arts exercises. As high school students hear and read vocabulary used in context, in meaningful sentences, they learn both the meaning and the correct grammatical usage of those words. No one is ever too old to play games -- even high school students enjoy spelling games like Hangmouse and sentence games like WhichWord?

Teaching Advanced Vocabulary

A high school vocabulary list should include complex words, often words that will be used in the student's future academic vocabulary or professional vocabulary. VocabularySpellingCity allows teachers, parents, or the high school students themselves to create word lists that relate to subjects or topics that are important to them. Teachers can administer an online high school vocabulary test at intervals and track the students' progress.

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