If you're nervous about being among the first students to take the new SAT, fret no more! Vocabulary.com has taken a good hard look at the new SAT Reading Test and we've got you covered. Follow this roadmap and your vocabulary will be up to snuff by the time you sharpen your number 2 pencil on test day. Continue reading...
While it's true that the new SAT will no longer directly assess students on their knowledge of "obscure" vocabulary via sentence completion questions, don't be fooled into thinking that students will encounter less vocabulary on the test. Words still matter, and a student's vocabulary knowledge will still remain a powerful predictor of his or her overall score on the new SAT Reading Test. Continue reading...
From vocabulary lists to lesson ideas, we've got a host of vocab-focused resources to make planning MLK Day and Black History Month easier to plan. Continue reading...
The third debate among the Democratic candidates for President was held on December 19 in New Hampshire. Our VocabGrabber pulled out coalition, validation, and prioritize as the top three most relevant words used over the course of the evening. But it wasn't so much the words used so much as the Poetry 101 speechifying techniques that caught our attention — were Secretary of State Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Governor Martin O'Malley not-so-surreptitiously seeking the English teacher vote? 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...
If you're standing in solidarity with France following last Friday's horrifying Paris attacks, it can help to remember that solidarity, which means "unity for a common purpose," is itself a French word. Solidarity showed up in English in 1829, following a long tradition of French-to-English language transfers that traces back to William the Conqueror and the 1066 Norman invasion. Continue reading...
The fourth Republican debate was, in terms of content, an exploration of the future of the United States economy. Linguistically, however, it was a bit of a throwback. Several of the candidates used words and phrases that can strike the modern ear as a bit antiquated. Continue reading...
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