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Last week, as we announced ten winners and ten runners up to the Vocabulary Video contest we ran in partnership with the New York Times Learning Network, we couldn't help but notice that two of the top twenty videos were submitted by students working with Elizabeth Ellison, a teacher at the Robert C. Fisler School in Fullerton, CA. We reached out to Ellison to ask her about her vocabulary teaching program. What's driving her students' success? Continue reading...
Today is Thanksgiving Day! You are probably in the midst of celebrating with friends and family gathered around a turkey right this very minute. But in case you're not, we invite you to celebrate for a moment here with us by contemplating the difference between Thanksgiving with a capital T and thanksgiving, the word. The difference comes down to simple grammar, but perhaps we can find in the distinction something more? Continue reading...
Before the highly overused nice slips off your tongue one more time, check out some more specific options at your disposal. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Fun, Vocabulary, Words
Bellaire High School in Bellaire, TX won the school leaderboard banner for October, competing not only against schools across the country, but also with two schools in their own back yard. What does this prove to fans of our yearlong Vocabulary Bowl? Don't mess with Texas. Continue reading...
Find out where the word "good" leads you in this tongue-in-cheek personality quiz flowchart from Vocabulary.com. Continue reading...
Rialto High School started the academic year off with a bang, sweeping the Vocabulary.com leaderboard with a back-to-school challenge from teacher Jennifer Johnston to her students: master 100 words every week. She joined them in the challenge, putting herself out as the rabbit to beat in the race. Continue reading...
Do you have a vocabulary fingerprint — are there words you use often enough that others recognize them as belonging to you? Think: the apparently kid. Slate's Good Word columnist Matthew J.X. Malady admits to iteration as a vocabulary fingerprint. Meanwhile, Twilight fans will note that Stephenie Meyer uses stare 181 times in the first book in the series alone. Continue reading...
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