Free Rice  is a site that has been featured in People magazine.  The site will donate rice to the UN World Food Program for answers students get correct to vocabulary questions.  It works well on the interactive whiteboard for whole class use.  Students get addicted to it because they are not just doing school work but helping others. 

 

The vocabulary levels get progressively harder as the student gets more answers correct.  The vocabulary words probably best suit grades 4-8.  However, there are multiple choice selections and it has sound clips that pronounce each word which is great for auditory learners or students with special needs. 

 

The more obvious subjects that this works well with are Language Arts (Vocabulary Development) and Religion (Corporal Works of Mercy).  However, Mathematics can also be stressed as each correct answer is 20 grains of rice.  Students can keep a tally of rice donated.

 

What a great concept!  Help the students’ vocabulary and help the world at the same time! 

 

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