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“Dictionary Squared” Looks Like It Could Be A Useful Vocabulary Development Tool For Students


Dictionary Squared is a new, and still in development, tool to help high school students develop vocabulary.

Here’s how they describe it, followed by a video. It appears that educators can request a free subscription, and it appears that anyone can can a free one that’s more limited:

Vocabulary is an important component of reading comprehension and features prominently in many high stakes assessment.

DictionarySquared is an online, personalized vocabulary tutor for high school students developed with a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Watch the video to find out more about how it works.

Teachers, to inquire about a free subscription to DictionarySquared, please email


I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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