Vocabulary Spice Up is simply a way to make learning motivating and increase the rate of homework completion. Using technology and student choice for how to do the homework increases motivation and learning. Giving choices for the amount of homework increases the rate of completion and learning.
In my Language Arts classes students must look up 15 vocabulary words and write the meanings. I have such a variety of learners that I don’t think this is the best method to teach the words anymore. I have students who are bored, students who have difficulty locating the words, or difficulty summarizing the definition. When it is homework it is rarely completed well by many students if completed at all. The entire task is laborious, what else can I do to teach these words and ensure the students are learning and not groaning?