You know the drill. June hits, students turn in their textbooks and take home their summer reading lists. Then, in the final week of August students hastily read the assigned book's front and back covers (and possibly an online plot summary) in order to write the required book report by the time they report back to class. Continue reading...
In order to readily comprehend a text, students need to know about 90% of the words in it. That's what makes vocabulary learning and retention such a key piece of the reading comprehension puzzle. With this in mind, consider putting the following protocol in place to maximize reading comprehension and long-term recall of word knowledge. Continue reading...
Teachers: here's how to use Vocabulary.com to prep your students for whatever text you are teaching. Watch this video and see how easy it is to quickly make adaptive learning activities using our list making tools. Continue reading...
Teachers: How many times does this happen? You pass out copies of an engaging news story, assign your students to read it for homework, and then lead a spirited 10-minute discussion of the article at the beginning of class the next day. If your answer is "Not often enough," you are not alone. Continue reading...
One of the benefits of Vocabulary.com is how quickly teachers can set up classes and get students learning words through our game. But now, using a handy Classroom Starter Kit, we're hoping teachers will first review best practices and some of the game's in and outs as they get started using the game. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Last school year, we noted an interesting trend among the most successful schools playing in our annual Vocabulary Bowl: they were operating in an environment of district-wide play. Continue reading...
With the school year starting up, it's the best time to map out how best to make vocabulary mastery an integral part of your curriculum. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
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