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There has been a lot of hubbub over the last few months about states defecting from the original group of 45 states that had adopted the Common Core State Standards. But how different are the state standards that have diverged from the Common Core when it comes to the teaching of vocabulary?  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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