VocabKitchen

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Social Reader Tool


Teachers Students

What’s a social reader?

The vocabkitchen.com social reader lets you share text with a class and watch how they interact with it in real time. You can see which students are reading a text and which words they are selecting, all updated instantly and without the hassle of creating student accounts.

Smarter Vocabulary Teaching

The vocabkitchen.com social reader takes the guess work out of vocabulary instruction. You can survey your entire class’ word knowledge in real time using your reading text so you know which words to teach.

Contextualized Definitions

Today’s learner dictionaries are great, but they still ask learners to sort through all the possible meanings a word can have. As the language expert in the classroom, the vocabkitchen.com social reader lets you quickly select the best definition from the dictionary entry for a word and share it with your students in real time.

Real Time Social Learning Activities

Although it was designed with reading texts in mind, it’s possible to imagine many ways you can use the vocabkitchen.com social reader. Enter a vocabulary list or a list of sentences and survey students about meanings, grammar or anything else you can think of.

Vocabulary Profilers


CEFR AWL

What’s a vocabulary profiler?

A vocabulary profiler is a tool that checks if a piece of text contains words from a vocabulary list. The vocabkitchen.com profiler shows matches in two ways. Matched words in the original text are given a different color, or you can view a list of all the words in a table organized by level. You don’t need an account to use our profilers.

Why should I use a vocabulary profiler?

Teachers use vocabulary profilers to check the vocabulary level of a reading text they use for a class or for an assessment. It can be useful for identifying the level of a reading text or as a way of knowing which words in a text should receive more focus. Students can use it to see which words might be most useful for them to learn.

What is the difference between the profilers?

Each profiler matches words from a different vocabulary list. Check the table below and follow the links to find out more about each list.

CEFR

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

AWL

Academic Word List