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Free Rice

At this website, you can practice your vocabulary and contribute to a worthwhile charity at the same time. Initially, you will see a word and four possible synonyms. When you select the correct synonym, 20 grains of rice are added to your bowl for donation to hungry people. If you have been successful, you will be given a harder word to match. There are 50 levels of words in the database.

Published by Learn Free Vocabulary & Give Free Rice in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College
Curriculum Areas:English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Service Learning
Vocabulary


Vocabulary
vocabulary, world hunger, poverty


Essential Question(s)
1. What are some of the ways people have created to donate goods to needy people?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How can I increase my vocabulary?
2. How can I help efforts to feed the hungry?

Extension and Activities
1. Have students explore the free rice website and record the words they have found synonyms for.
2. Challenge students to develop synonym game for younger students.
3. Suggest that students research other online sites through which people can donate to important causes and report their findings.


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