Word Up! The Vocab Show

Vocabulary is not usually a fun subject around our house, especially for my middle schooler. It was one of those dreaded daily tasks that had to be done and always required writing that seemed to go on for days, at least from my son’s point of view. When I told him I wanted him to try a new vocabulary program, I got grunts and groans and an, “okay, whatever.” When I told him it would not require daily writing projects, he perked up. After he watched the first video lesson, he was sold and therefore so was I!

So, what program could possibly get a middle school boy excited about vocabulary?

So excited that he actually asks to do vocabulary!

Word Up! The Vocab Show from Compass Classroom

Just like the banner says, Dwayne Thomas presents the lessons in a zany way. The visually appealing lessons are very entertaining and keep my son engaged!

Latin and Greek vocabulary is such an invaluable skill to learn and I am pleased to see my son expanding his vocabulary without complaint! This program is not just for kids in school. I have learned so much watching these episodes. If you want to expand your vocabulary and understand some Greek and Latin roots, I encourage you to check it out for yourself!


If after trying out the free lessons, you decide to purchase the complete Word Up! program, you will receive access to all of the Word Up! video lessons including 20 Latin and Greek roots and over 200 English words derived from those roots. You will also receive access to the Word Up! Quizlets. These are great for reinforcing what they are learning in the videos. You can do online flashcards, play games, and take tests.  The tests are customizable, which allows me to choose the type of questions best suited for my child.

I would say the program is great for middle school on up. Although, the younger crowd seems to enjoy the videos as well.

Don’t just take my word for it, go try it out FREE for yourself!

Word Up! The Vocab Show from Compass Classroom

While you are there, be sure to check out Visual Latin as well. It is a great Latin Language program your family is going to love!  You can get 5 FREE Visual Latin Lessons!

I received the WordUp resources in exchange for an honest review. These are my  own opinions about how Word Up has blessed our family.  The links in this post are affiliate links for these resources. If you purchase WordUp through the affiliate link, I will receive a percentage of the sale.

About Heidi S.

I spend my days growing and learning with my boys and my nights as a freelance writer and editor. I am an all-around frugal mom, always looking for ways to be a better steward with the things God has blessed us with. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have three boys - ages 14, 11, and 9. Our homeschool style is very eclectic...Charlotte Mason to classical to traditional, you will find a little bit of everything on our bookshelves.
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