At Woodward Park Middle School in Columbus, Ohio, teachers were looking for a way to help out struggling students with literacy and turn around their scores on standardized tests. By adding Vocabulary.com as a literacy center in the language arts classroom, they saw immediate results. Continue reading...
The great news about today's young adult literature boom is that teens are not just reading, they are reading insatiably. Using Vocabulary.com, teachers can turn the reading students are already doing into academic gains. Continue reading...
In the first annual Vocabulary Bowl, the students of C├ęsar E. Chavez High School outsmarted the competition, mastering more than 300,000 words over the academic year to beat out thousands of others schools from around North America. More than 200,000 students in more than 16,000 schools across the country participated in this year's Vocabulary Bowl. Continue reading...
If you're looking to learn vocabulary from any source — or if you're a teacher looking to share vocabulary with your class — Vocabulary.com has just made it even easier to grab the vocab you need and start learning words right away. Continue reading...
Earlier this month, the Times Higher Education reported on the practice of "Roget-ing," in which plagiarism is disguised by swapping synonyms found in Roget's Thesaurus for words used in the copied paper. Though untraceable, the resulting language ranges from not quite right to cataclysmically horrible. Continue reading...
Educators love to talk about how important vocabulary is, but they are often at wits' end trying to figure out how to teach it effectively. Despite the overwhelming evidence that vocabulary knowledge matters to students' reading comprehension and overall achievement in school, it is rare that you will find schools or school districts implementing systematic vocabulary instruction. Continue reading...
There has been a lot of hubbub over the last few months about states defecting from the original group of 45 states that had adopted the Common Core State Standards. But how different are the state standards that have diverged from the Common Core when it comes to the teaching of vocabulary? Continue reading...
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