|Subject:||ELA / Rhetoric|
|Using Vocabulary.com for:||3 years|
We were, I think, 56th in the nation — so I just threw it out there that if they could make the top 20 this month, I¡¯d get them pizza.
There¡¯s no tryout, you never get eliminated. It¡¯s an all-in kind of competition. Anybody can do it, we all work towards the same goal.
Vocabulary was just not fun. It was boring. Vocabulary.com just made it something kids wanted to do.
You could tell by listening to their performances at the end of the year that they knew what they were saying, they understood it ...
... it makes it easier because they¡¯re not memorizing all thirty words from the list all at once. They work on them for a while.
Vocabulary.com is sometimes a big part of my class, but sometimes I also do it as homework.
So they¡¯re just really enjoying learning and playing with language ...