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It was another dramatic finish at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. After the 46 semifinalists were whittled down to the dozen contestants for last night's finals, I tweeted, "12 kids enter, 1 kid leaves." Little did I know that two kids would be named co-champions in the Bee's first tie since 1962. Continue reading...
TOPICS: Fun, Spelling, Students
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It's time once again for the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Two hundred and eighty-one young spellers gathered near Washington, D.C. and sweated through the preliminary rounds yesterday. For the second year, those rounds included not just questions about the spelling of words but also their definitions. After all was said and done, 46 survived to advance to Thursday's semifinals. Continue reading...
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In heated competition, Corkscrew Middle in Naples, FL topped the Vocabulary.com school leaderboard for the month of November and were awarded the Vocabulary.com Champions' Banner to display in their school. What's their secret? Making competition fun. Continue reading...
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We had so much fun watching the 500-plus vocabulary videos sent in the Vocabulary.com-New York Times Learning Network vocabulary in video contest that we just couldn't narrow the winners down to a logical five, but had to choose seven, and list a hefty number of honorable mentions. Continue reading...
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The New York Times Learning Network has been running a Summer Reading Contest for students, and each week a different literacy organization judges the competition. This week, Vocabulary.com is honored to serve as the judge. Students, submit an entry and you could be a winner! Continue reading...
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Today is Shakespeare's birthday! In honor of the great bard, learn new, comprehensive lists of words from some of his best known plays. Continue reading...
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