More ways to enhance your vocabulary lessons

New Version Experience new ways to engage and challenge your students with version 6 of Vocabulary Worksheet Factory. This new version brings new activities, new options for existing activities, enhanced document layout, improved dialogs for working with word lists, sentences, and text, and much more.


Word Fit

Part crossword and part word search, the task here is to fit the list words into the encircled squares. Words can read forward, backward, up, down and diagonally and will normally cross other words. You can increase the difficulty by hiding the capsules surrounding the words. Or make it easier by providing hints with a displayed first letter or a percentage of letters.

Word Fit

Missing Vowels

This is a new take on the traditional word search. In this variation all the vowels are missing! So the task is to find the hidden list words using only the consonants. Like the Word Search activity, there are options to place the words in any direction and to allow letter sharing. A variety of grid shapes is also available including frames and holes. And column and row coordinates can be displayed.

Missing Vowels

Wacky Trails

This activity is similar to Secret Trails. But unlike Secret Trails where each word trail is in its own grid, wacky trails puts all the word trails in a single grid. So the task is to find and connect the trail of letters for each word. The trails can wander up, down, left, right, and, if the option Allow Diagonal Placement is enabled, can wander diagonally. To make the activity a little easier to solve, there are options to Show Start and/or End Bubbles to inidicate the beginning or ending of each word trail.

Wacky Trails

Word Angles

Similar to a regular word search, this activity adds a twist with each word forming a right-angle. Word paths may run north, east, south, or west, will make one right-angled turn, and may cross another word path. It can be made a little easier by indicating the beginning of each word using the option Show Start Bubbles.

Word Angles

Decoder Ring

In this activity the words have been written in code. The task is to use the decoder ring to crack the code and write the decoded word on the line beside the code. The letters in each word have been shifted clockwise or counter-clockwise a specific number of spaces on the decoder ring. The secret code can be different for each word. Options allow for decoding direction and minimum and maximum decoding moves.

Decoder Ring

Sentence Shapes

Like the Word Shapes activity, Sentence Shapes develops skills identifying words based on the shape (ascending, descending, neutral) of the characters but within the context of an entire sentence. Use the Word Selection editor to select the words in the sentence that should be represented by boxed character shapes. Students then fill in the character boxes with the correct letters according to their shape. A list of the words that have been removed can be provided.

Sentence Shapes

Custom Questions

Custom questions allows for creation of precisely the question you want. No generators for this question type. You provide the questions and the answers. You can use a picture for the question as well as a picture for the answer which means you can use pictures of graphs or tables. The questions are then treated like any other question types in the program with options for font, colors, etc. You also have the option to randomize your questions or present them in the order created.

Custom Questions

Right-to-Left Support

Right-to-left languages are now supported in Vocabulary Worksheet Factory. RTL (right-to-left) layout can be applied to all activities and activity elements including numbering, word lists, clues, and instructions. Please note that using RTL layout with non-RTL languages will likely result in unexpected formatting issues.

Right-to-Left Support

Word Cloud

Word Cloud is a new design element that can be used in conjunction with any activity, particularly text activities, as a complimentary element. It could also be used as the focus for a set of custom questions on topics and word usage found in a text passage. Simply add any block of text to the Word Cloud element and the word cloud is automatically created. Options are available for shape, size, and font.

Word Cloud

New Editor Columns

Two new columns have been added to the word list and sentence editors. The Tag 1 and Tag 2 columns can now be combined with the previously existing Level and Classification columns to further aid in the organization of your word lists and sentence collections.

New Editor Columns

Enhanced Study Sheet

Now you can provide your students with comprehensive word list study sheets. Add elements from any or all of your data columns including clues, classification, and tags.

Enhanced Study Sheet

Improved Sentence Import

Importing sentences from text files has been greatly improved. The text file can now be a standard text file or a rich text file. Sentences can be parsed and retrieved by line returns only or by line returns and end punctuation. The retrieved sentences can then be previewed and any required changes made.

Improved Sentence Import

Word Search Start Bubbles

You can now add start bubbles to your word searches to make finding the words just a little bit easier. Great for younger or challenged students particularly when using multiple search directions.

Word Search Start Bubbles

Document Info

Reference information can now be added to your document that can be viewed without actually opening your document. This makes it a snap to locate a previously saved document that you want to use again. The information is easily added in the text box provided in the document navigation bar and can be viewed for each file in the File - Open tab. Creation time, modified time, and file size can also be viewed.

Document Info

"Using Vocabulary Worksheet Factory I have made booklets at three levels. When I went to a school last week, they had some students with significant special education needs. Some students had an intellectual disability while others just had severe reading disabilities. So I designed adjusted versions of the booklet with accommodations; these had only 6 words, and lots of support. The BEST thing was that the students were able to complete these, and were smiling, instead of crying, about their work!!" - Gail B., Sydney, Australia
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