Teachers: here's how to use Vocabulary.com to prep your students for whatever text you are teaching. Watch this video and see how easy it is to quickly make adaptive learning activities using our list making tools. Continue reading...
When Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Connecticut wanted to raise scores on a test that judges students' reading comprehension, they turned to Vocabulary.com for help. Their subsequent success was, in the words of one language arts teacher, "unbelievable." Continue reading...
While college basketball fans may be marveling at the exciting upsets of March Madness, the world of competitive crossword solving has experienced a major upset as well, as six-time reigning champion Dan Feyer was dethroned in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, losing out to first-time champ Howard Barkin. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Words
One of the ways in which massive corpora (databases of natural language examples) have revolutionized lexicography is by providing access to a level of statistical analysis of language that was never before possible. The data in a corpus can tell us, with the effort of a few keystrokes—and backed by the effort of hundreds of person-hours of software development—all we need to know about the most frequent uses and collocations of words. Continue reading...
The Houston Independent School District has made boosting literacy a district-wide goal, and to that end, it has rolled out Vocabulary.com to all middle school and high school students in the district. In the process, Houston ISD schools have dominated the nationwide Vocabulary Bowl. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
When Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, MD used Vocabulary.com to improve its lexile scores, their success inspired a district-wide adoption among Title 1 schools to achieve literacy goals. Continue reading...
Follow the story of an Ohio high school addressing reading deficits behind the achievement gap with a targeted vocab intervention using Vocabulary.com. Students are having fun with the game and teachers love the progress they are making. Continue reading...
Topics: Teachers Teaching
Nearly 800 witty entries from around the world made judging this year's Vocabulary Video Contest harder than ever. Continue reading...
Topics: Students