The Answer Sheet: vocabulary

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Twerk, MOOC, girl crush -- words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online

There's also geek chic, selfie, blondie, and plenty more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Complete List, Dictionary Words, New Vocabulary List

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Top 10 words you should use more in 2013

Here is the fifth annual "Wayne State's Word Warriors" list of words it says "deserve to be used more often in conversation and prose."

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etc., Troglodyte, Vocabulary Words

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/25/2010

New strategy to teach vocabulary -- Viadero

A Harvard researcher develops and tests a new strategy for directly teaching all-purpose academic words to middle school students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research | Tags:  Catherine Snow, Harvard research, research, teaching vocabulary, vocabulary

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/13/2010

Tennessee’s Vocabulary Project--Do you know these words?

It has long been known that children from high-poverty families start school at a disadvantage, in large part because they have less than one-third of the vocabulary than better-off children. To try to address this, the state of Tennessee is implementing what it calls the Academic Vocabulary Project.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race to the top winners, Tennessee Vocabulary Project, Tennessee and RTTT, Tennessee and vocabulary, how to teach vocabulary, vocabulary project