We have a lot of members who prepare for the National Spelling Bee, so this article about a Vocabulary Bowl held by I.B. Tigrett Middle School in Jackson, Tennessee, was brought to our attention:
What stood out was the method by which they helped their students prepare:
A select group of academic/SAT-type words was featured on notes posted throughout the school.
Every time a student used one of the words in conversation, it was recognized and rewarded, kind of like a verbal Easter Egg hunt. What a great way to turn learning vocabulary into a social game!