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In this excerpt from Vocabulary Strategies That Work — Do This, Not That!, Kent State professor of education Lori G. Wilfong brings a visualization strategy called "Sketch to Stretch" to vocabulary study. Continue reading...

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Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 12, 2012

Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 12, 2012

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New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells, perhaps best known for his recent, scathing critique of Guy Fieri's new restaurant in Times Square, told the New York Times this week he'd hate to know how many times rich, fragrant, aromatic, delicate, gentle, crisp, and crunchy appear in his reviews. The answer? Just two. Continue reading...
This past Thursday, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the results of vocabulary questions from the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test, which included questions on word meaning for the first time. Continue reading...
For my latest Boston Globe column, I talked to screenwriter Tony Kushner about how he crafted the dialogue for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." I had been intrigued about Kushner's script-writing process after hearing that he had consulted the Oxford English Dictionary to check any word that might have been inappropriate for the film's 1865 setting. While the results of this painstaking work are admirable, it's always possible to nitpick over possible anachronisms. Continue reading...
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Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 5, 2012

Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 5, 2012

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John S. is a high school sophomore and a Vocabulary.com Savant. Here he talks to Vocabulary.com about using the Challenge to prepare for the SATs with his friends. Continue reading...
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