We've got you covered when it comes to summer reading. Peruse these 70 selected books that we've paired with curated vocabulary lists — including titles for middle grade through high school readers, from classics to popular YA and graphic novels. Continue reading...
Planning for Women's History Month? Vocabulary.com enriches your lessons and helps your students get more out of their reading. Continue reading...
Planning for Black History Month? Vocabulary.com enriches your lessons and helps your students get more out of their reading. Continue reading...
Lexicography is famously considered an art and science, but Kory Stamper thinks of it as a craft, a term implying "care, repetitive work, apprenticeship, and practice." Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is a wonderful firsthand account of a lexicographical craftsperson who is master of another craft: writing. Few books about words—or anything else—are this well-written. Continue reading...
The spells are quite witty, but they aren't the only examples of wordplay in the Harry Potter universe. In the Potter novels J. K. Rowling uses vocabulary that has made her characters living creatures to generations of readers. This tradition continues in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Continue reading...
Fitzgerald chose words with precision, and took into account not just their inherent meanings, but also how their use would serve to establish the traits of his characters. Continue reading...
As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child dominates book sales and the play entertains London audiences night after night, we examine the sources and humor of spell names in the entire Harry Potter series. Continue reading...
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