The 2015-16 Vocabulary Bowl season wrapped up on April 30th, so in our latest SportsCenter-style roundup we catch you up on the action in the final month of play. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Ha-Shoah, is observed on May 5, 2016. This day commemorates the destruction of millions of lives in the German death camps in Europe during World War II. Vocabulary.com has produced lists inspired by both fictional and non-fictional accounts of these events by people who perished and those who survived. Continue reading...
In the second annual Vocabulary Bowl, an astounding number of students participated in the battle to see which school could master the most words. A whopping 582,785 students from 23,804 schools across North America competed and collectively mastered 14,108,105 words! Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
When a teacher at California's Rialto High School piloted Vocabulary.com, she was looking for new and efficient ways to teach vocabulary to her students. Her instant success inspired her entire school district to adopt Vocabulary.com to help meet new literacy standards. Continue reading...
Topics: Teachers Teaching
Garner's Modern English Usage, which just released its fourth edition, is potentially a damn useful thing to me. And after looking through Bryan A. Garner's latest, I can report that the potential is realized: this is an extremely useful and sensible guide. I don't know if I would sleep with it under my pillow, but I won't keep it far from my desk. Continue reading...
Topics: Books Language Usage
Florida's Margate Middle School needed help with vocabulary instruction. When they started implementing Vocabulary.com, the students' success built excitement for learning and also made headlines in the local media. Continue reading...
In order to readily comprehend a text, students need to know about 90% of the words in it. That's what makes vocabulary learning and retention such a key piece of the reading comprehension puzzle. With this in mind, consider putting the following protocol in place to maximize reading comprehension and long-term recall of word knowledge. Continue reading...
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...