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.

  1. Sign up for Vocabulary.com and create classes.
    Sign up as an educator on Vocabulary.com, and get started by creating classes for every period you teach. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to monitor the performance of each class. Read all about it on the Vocabulary.com blog here.

  2. Harness the power of the Teacher Dashboard.
    Once you’ve got your classes set up on Vocabulary.com, take advantage of our Teacher Dashboard. And if your school subscribes to the Vocabulary.com Educator Edition, you’ll get access to an even wider array of useful tools for tracking your students’ progress. You can learn more about the Teacher Dashboard features here. And administrators, you get your own dashboard too!

  3. Check out our library of vocab lists that students can learn right away.
    Vocabulary.com has a huge library of word lists covering everything from classic literature to current politics. Just head on over to our Vocabulary List homepage and find what you’re looking for. When you see a list that you like, click the “Assign” tab to get your students learning the words on the list.

  4. Make your own vocabulary list from any text you’re teaching.
    Take any text you’re teaching and convert it into a ready-to-learn list using our handy list-building tool. Either type in a list of words that you want to focus on, or copy up to 100 pages of text in the box and we'll identify the most relevant words for you. Click here to find out more about building your own lists.

  5. Introduce the spirit of competition to your classroom.
    Each class has a leaderboard where your students can vie for Vocabulary supremacy. Your students can take this competition to the next level, as they see that their individual progress counts toward your school’s achievements in our nationwide Vocabulary Bowl.

This piece first appeared in our monthly Educator Newsletter  subscribe here!