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In a previous column, "The Problem with Punctuation," I told you I'd report back my findings on teaching grammar and punctuation a little differently. Now I have some findings and thoughts I can share.  Continue reading...
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Ever since College Board President David Coleman announced that the redesigned SAT would replace its testing of more obscure words such as mendacious or treacly with the analysis of more frequent, multiple-meaning words in context, educators have been fretting about what this may mean for the study of vocabulary and for the precision of the next generation of American students' English in general.  Continue reading...
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The Evolution of a Word Lover

In a moving autobiographical essay in the New York Times Book Review, Joshua Henkin recounts how his bombing of the PSAT sent him on a lifelong word-learning journey, with the unlikely duo of his father and Stanley Kaplan as his mentors. Read Henkin's essay here.
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One hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous American speeches: The Gettysburg Address, a speech that reportedly lasted less than two minutes and that he considered "a flat failure." Use this worksheet to help students use vocabulary and key lines from the address to discover Lincoln's lasting message to Americans.  Continue reading...
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How can interpreting the language of stage directions enhance students' comprehension of drama? Continue reading...
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The Visual Thesaurus is an ideal teaching resource for children of all ages, with a visually captivating display that engages students in learning new words and concepts. To find out more about how you can integrate the Visual Thesaurus in your classroom, click here.

A federally-funded study has found that the Visual Thesaurus can significantly help students struggling with reading comprehension.

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