Which is correct, stuffing or dressing? Why is it called a cornucopia, anyway? Where did we get the word pumpkin? Fascinate your family and friends on Turkey Day with the answers to these and other vexing vocabulary questions. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
Fortunately, it doesn't take radiation or a distant home planet to learn new words. We're all capable of donning the mantle of Word Person. Continue reading...
There's some pretty terrific vocabulary associated with bleak situations. So grab a gherkin and savor these words related to pickles, muddles, and other forms of trouble. Continue reading...
The 2017 - 2018 Bowl season is underway, and the stage is set for an epic Bowl. Can Etiwanda be stopped? Can Margate's record hold up? Which rookies are on the rise? Check out the latest Vocabulary Bowl Roundup videos for a quick recap of all the leaderboard action. Continue reading...
Words like hallow and eldritch aren't as catchy as "trick or treat," but they are part of the colorful history of this popular holiday. Better to learn them now than later: don't take a chance of being haunted by the apparition of a weak vocabulary. Continue reading...
The lingo of our National Pastime may not strike you as particularly fascinating at first, but dig a little deeper and you'll appreciate how many baseball terms also apply to life in general. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Usage
Watch how Ms. Hyde fosters a love of books and cultivates a classroom environment where students are engaged with reading — and with one another. Continue reading...
As the 2017-18 Vocabulary Bowl kicks off and the Eagles soar again, an Etiwanda teacher reveals the defending champion's two simple strategies for success. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl