Tips & Tricks

Across the country, middle school students are entering the early stages of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, competing on the classroom, grade, and school levels. Here are three strategies for approaching the vocabulary questions that are now part of the Bee, and a free Vocabulary.com resource to use when executing each one. Continue reading...
A literacy coach set out to storm the Vocabulary.com school leaderboards by herself and ended reaching her goal with an army of middle schoolers at her side, setting off a blaze of word learning excitement at her school. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Teachers, Vocabulary
Quick Quiz: Vocabulary.com assigns you harder or easier words A) based on information you input about your grade in school or education level, or B) by assessing your performance and then personalizing your learning experience based on what it knows about you. Continue reading...
What's the quickest way to get your school to show up on our daily and monthly leaderboards? Eliminate invisible play by checking that all your students have registered their accounts with your school. Continue reading...
It's always exciting to see new projects teachers design to bring vocab learning to life. Last year we put together a roundup of four great projects we'd come across. Here are four more ideas we've come across recently. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Teaching
There's an assumption held by many that we're supposed to stop reading when we encounter words we don't know and look them up in the dictionary. Maybe our English teachers told us to do this. Maybe we read it in a self-help book. Maybe, in a fit of conscientious intention, we set it as a personal goal. But it's an awfully hard practice to keep up. Chances are we skip over them, riding the context wave as far as it will carry us. What if it turns out that this is actually the best way to go? Continue reading...
Merriam-Webster can only take you so far with subtle words like "unscrupulous." Vocabulary.com is set up to teach you the nuances of meaning, so that you don't makes mistakes when you use new words for the first time. Continue reading...
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