Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3

Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3

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Academic vocabulary development and familiarity with multiple-choice format is crucial for successful standardized test-taking. Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets makes it fun to build academic vocabulary! Each set of 50 double-sided cards reinforces 400 important academic vocabulary words from science, math, social studies, and language arts using the interactive Hot Dots Pen (sold separately). Perfect for learning centers or anywhere in the classroom, this self-checking system enables students to work independently with instant reinforcement.
Included in each set:

Math
  • Addition, subtraction, and numbers

  • Multiplication and division

  • Place value, decimals, money, and fractions

  • Measurement

  • Geometry

  • Statistics and data analysis


  • Science
  • Animals, plants, and life cycles

  • Ecology, environment, and conservation

  • Matter and energy

  • Sounds and magnets

  • Force, work, and simple machines

  • Earth

  • Weather and climate

  • Solar system

  • Investigation and experimentation


  • Social Studies
  • Maps and globes

  • Geography

  • Family, culture, and community

  • History

  • Economics

  • Government and citizenship

  • Language Arts
  • Letters, sentences, and end punctuation

  • Phonics and word forms

  • Grammar

  • Word meanings

  • Writing and punctuation marks

  • Literature

  • Reference tools and study skills
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    HotDots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3

  • Builds academic vocabulary and enhances test-taking skills!

  • 50 Double-sided, illustrated cards (8"W x 5"H) featuring words aligned to state and national standards, 4 tabbed subject dividers, and Teacher’s Guide

  • 400 Academic vocabulary words
  • Aligned to:
  • L.1.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

  • L.1.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships.

  • L.2.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

  • L.2.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

  • L.3.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

  • L.3.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.
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    Educational InsightsHot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Educational (7)
    • Engaging (5)
    • Interactive (5)
    • Lots of fun (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (5)
    • Young children (4)
    • Older children (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (6), Education oriented (5), Stay at home parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Great for a review center

    By Lindsey

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Education Oriented

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

      I use this set in my 3rd grade class. The questions are good for review for my students in an independent center. They may be more difficult content for 1st graders, probably just right for 2nd grade. I have the set of 6 pens sold separately to make it into a center rotation. I will need to purchase more boxed sets of cards to make it last longer as once they memorize the question, it's too easy :)

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      5.0

      Hot Dots are FUN!

      By Pam

      from Cedar Falls, IA

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

        Hot Dots are FUN! We homeschool and my 2nd grader loves learning and practicing his vocabulary with these cards. There are 400 cards practicing vocabulary for grades 1-3. There are cards for 4 subject areas: Lang. Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Great for review over the summer too!

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        5.0

        Hot Dots are great!

        By AX2Mommy

        from VA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Educational

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

            We received this product to review. We have used several of the Hot Dots Jr products and really loved them. This one is great too! My six year old daughter probably does not love it as much as I do- but she has enjoyed it. I love that it helps them learn in a fun way. She does not play with it often- probably because it feels more like school- but I anticipate taking it on trips where I think she will really enjoy it.

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            5.0

            Fun and Interactive

            By Us in PA

            from Huntingdon, PA

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Older Children
              • Travel

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

              These are super fun for my kids, especially my emergent reader in first grade and my third grader who says (direct quote), "They're so fun!"

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              5.0

              Great for self guided learning

              By BeckyatGUNT

              from Fairmount, GA

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

                This set has been a great addition to our homeschooling resources. My five year old only recently began to read so she can't do the cards completely on her own yet, but she has lots of fun with them. She is currently working at an upper Kindergarten/lower first grade level. She loves the noises that the pen makes and she enjoys working her way through the cards. I like that the pen has a muted but lighted mode, too, for more quiet times. I also really like that the pen instantly lets her know if her answer is correct or incorrect. We are very pleased with this set and definitely recommend it.

                We did receive a free set in exchange for our honest opinion about it.

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                5.0

                Heard great things!

                By Mindy

                from Grove City, PA

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

                I have heard great things from Erica on Confessions of a Homeschoolers about the Hot Dots. I think my kids would find this just as useful and enjoyable!

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                4.0

                pleasantly surprised!

                By Trish

                from Conyers, GA

                About Me Education Oriented

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Older Children
                  • Special Needs
                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

                  I just received the hot dots pen and a couple sets of hot dots cards and I was skeptical if the pen would actually work but it does!! I tested it out on multiple cards and it responded to the answer choices as it should have. I am super excited for my first grade ESOL students to use it! I want to get the learning to problem solve cards for math because it actually works on solving math word problems and not just facts. I think this is a great tool for students who do not have someone to correct them while PRACTICING (not during learning time). One issue I have is that the pen does not do anything when I push the music note button. Can anyone help?

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                  1.0

                  terrible

                  By jess35

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

                      The pen does not work at all. It always says the answer is wrong. I have bought three different ones, so don't just think it is your pen-it is ALL the pens. AND the Educational Insights won't acknowledge that it doesn't work and give your money back. DON'T buy it!

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                      1.0

                      Pen "Self Check" HORRIBLE!

                      By Swindled

                      from Toronto, Canada.

                      About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

                      Pros

                      • Educational

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Poor Design
                      • Self Check Doesn't Work

                      Best Uses

                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:

                      I like the actual card content but the "self learning / self rewarding "pen" is absolute Garbage! It plays rewarding music each time you press down on the pen. It does not matter which "Hot Dot" you're clicking on. This equipment has NO TECHNOLOGY whatsoever in it. It's completely mis-marketed.

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