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Here at Vocabulary.com, we are constantly on the lookout for funky and impressively obscure words deserving of a comeback. Case in point: emulous, a fantastic word that gives us the ability to describe a feeling that dogs many of us all through life and yet is very hard to pinpoint. Continue reading...
How can your school shift from perceiving vocabulary as an "English teacher's thing" to a value that pervades an entire school culture? Los Alamitos High School in southern California may have the answer: get creative! Continue reading...
We've been following news of schools across the country taking a creative approach to deep vocabulary learning and a celebration of language with vocabulary costume days or vocabulary parades. This example of the idea in action is so beyond adorable, we just had to share. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Teaching, Vocabulary
What's the best present to get a group of middle schoolers who have just learned a ton of new words? How about $500 worth of books that, thanks to their improved vocabularies, they'll be more easily able to enjoy and understand? Continue reading...
Are you headed to Houston for the 70th annual conference of ASCD (Mar. 21-23)? So are we! Come visit us at the Exhibit Show at Booth #455, where we'll be having fun with the Vocabulary.com Challenge and giving away prizes. And on the morning of Monday the 23rd, our director of curriculum development, Georgia Scurletis, will be making a presentation on "Vocabulary Instruction in the Age of Blended Learning" (Level 3, Room 372B, 8–9 am). Continue reading...
TOPICS: Teachers, Vocabulary
In a recent post on his LinkedIn blog, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 co-author Dr. Travis Bradberry listed some of the factors that contribute to EQ, or emotional intelligence. What's at the top of the list of factors indicating you might have high EQ? "You Have a Robust Emotional Vocabulary," Dr. Bradberry writes. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Vocabulary
So far this school year, students at Chavez High School in Houston, TX have mastered nearly 200,000 words using Vocabulary.com. They're learning words on their computers, their phones, their tablets, at home, on the bus, during lunch and free periods, and during vocabulary binge-sessions in the cafeteria. Their hard work and persistence has taken their school to the top spot in the yearlong Vocabulary Bowl, and local media is paying attention. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Teaching, Vocabulary
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