Yesterday, Vocabulary.com's director of curriculum development Georgia Scurletis joined Larry Jacobs, host of Education Talk Radio, to talk about how Vocabulary.com is making a difference for students around the country. Continue reading...
Lanier Middle School in Houston, TX celebrated their December win of the Vocabulary Bowl national leaderboard with a banner dedication ceremony. The ceremony included medals to the top performing five students, certificates for teachers, student speeches, raucous applause and cheering, and a feeling of excitement and victory all around. Continue reading...
A few days after high school senior Katelyn "Lyn" Leech posted a list she'd created from the Broadway hit Hamilton using the Vocabulary.com list builder, her Twitter notifications went through the roof. She knew something was up, but it wasn't until she logged on that she saw what it was. Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) had tweeted Lyn's list to his large following. Continue reading...
Going into the Vocabulary Bowl last year, no one could have predicted how seriously Obehi Obano would take word learning. A typical eighth grader, Obehi had to work extra hard in math to make the honor roll, and listed among her favorite activities hanging out with her friends, watching "Full House," and going to the beach. But, when it came to vocabulary, "typical" Obehi was not. After she got hooked on the game, she mastered more than 5,000 words during the school year. That's more than 600 words per month, 150 per week, and an impressive 20 per day. Continue reading...
This year's Vocabulary Bowl has just kicked off, and already one school has big dreams. A teacher celebrates his school's strong early showing with a video. We challenge you to watch it without smiling. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
When middle school literature teacher Kathy Zimbaldi first pitched the idea of Vocabulary.com to her principal at St. Vincent de Paul School in Houston, TX, she was pretty sure the tool would bring meaningful word learning to the literature curriculum. What she didn't realize? It would also help her hack Summer Reading...and land her students a David-beats-Goliath feel good monthly leaderboard win. Continue reading...
How did a small middle school in Virginia earn a third place national finish in the 2014-2015 Vocab Bowl? One teacher's creative contest-making gave kids min-goals to aim for all year long. Continue reading...
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