July 11, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first musical use of the word jazz. To celebrate, we've put together a list of vocabulary from quotes about what Jazz is as an art form and what it has meant in the lives of those quoted, as well as links to the story of jazz's origin. Continue reading...
Before you head to a theater this weekend to check out the new disaster movie San Andreas (or while you're waiting in line for tickets), add 12 earthquake- and movie-related vocabulary to your word learning with "San Andreas" Vocabulary. (Science teachers, this one's for you!) Continue reading...
On Vocabulary.com, we've got hundreds of learnable vocabulary lists for all of the books most commonly taught in schools. We're always keeping track of the most popular books that are being assigned to kids, to make sure that teachers will have the resources they need. Continue reading...
How do you get kids, especially younger ones, aware of the importance of word learning? Through stories, of course. And there's no better place to start than with Debra Frasier's award-winning classic Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster. Continue reading...
We love dramatic vocabulary moments in film and fiction, like this one in Veronica Roth's Insurgent, the second novel in the Divergent series, and we can only hope this dramatic introduction of the definition of insurgent (complete with part of speech!) it will make it into the Insurgent movie, coming to theaters this week. Continue reading...
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Short and spare, and following a two-and-a-half-hour oration that had brought listeners to tears, The Gettysburg Address received only polite applause when Abraham Lincoln delivered the speech. Of course, it has since come to be considered one of our country's defining statements of national values. Continue reading...
At a time when every civilized man carried a sonnet to his secret lover tucked into a back pocket, Shakespeare's sonnets out-swooned every other swoon-seeker's, and Sonnet 116 "Let me not to the marriage of true minds," has remained a favorite of lovers everywhere. For Valentine's Day, master some tricky words using our Sonnet 116 Vocabulary List. Continue reading...
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