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It's always exciting to see new projects teachers design to bring vocab learning to life. Last year we put together a roundup of four great projects we'd come across. Here are four more ideas we've come across recently. Continue reading...
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There's an assumption held by many that we're supposed to stop reading when we encounter words we don't know and look them up in the dictionary. Maybe our English teachers told us to do this. Maybe we read it in a self-help book. Maybe, in a fit of conscientious intention, we set it as a personal goal. But it's an awfully hard practice to keep up. Chances are we skip over them, riding the context wave as far as it will carry us. What if it turns out that this is actually the best way to go? Continue reading...
Merriam-Webster can only take you so far with subtle words like "unscrupulous." Vocabulary.com is set up to teach you the nuances of meaning, so that you don't make mistakes when you use new words for the first time. Continue reading...
In word learning, context is king. The Common Core rightfully puts it at the center of its vocabulary-learning emphasis, and we here at Vocabulary.com weave opportunities to see words as they really appear in the world into our game, Dictionary, and Lists every chance we can. Continue reading...
Don't have time for curriculum planning? Don't worry. We've got vocabulary covered. Continue reading...
How learning "oasis" can deepen your understanding of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech delivered 50 years ago today. Continue reading...
Looking for a quick and easy way to include vocabulary instruction in your curriculum? These three steps will help you save prep and classroom time, differentiate instruction, and create a vocabulary learning experience students say is addictive and fun. Continue reading...
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