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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...
In January, the American Dialect Society made history by selecting a hashtag, #blacklivesmatter, as its Word of the Year. The choice inspired composition professors at St. John's University in Queens, Professor Sophie Bell and Professor Amanda Moulder to create a lesson plan around the ADS's #blacklivesmatter selection, bringing attention to race and language in a way that feels relevant to students' lives. To kick off Black History Month, we're sharing the lesson plan they created. Continue reading...
Topics: Teaching
What's the best way to start the month of February? With one teacher's inspiration to her students competing in the Vocabulary Bowl. Continue reading...
At Chavez High School, which took home back-to-back monthly leaderboard wins in November and December, students and teachers are making word learning part of school culture and school pride. And the student engagement's taking even Chavez teachers by surprise. Continue reading...
What's one of the fastest ways to dramatically alter your life, save your marriage, improve your golf game, bring about world peace, or finally start remembering to change the oil in your car? Deleting one all important word from your vocabulary. Continue reading...
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...
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