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We are pleased to announce that we will be using a new platform for vocabulary instruction this year.  We have already begun using Membean for vocabulary in class.  Membean is a highly individualized program, based on each student's current vocabulary level.  Words are presented in multiple ways as students "train" their brains to learn the words.

Students are expected to train for 50 minutes each week (weeks run Friday through Thursday), and they will be tested periodically (each Friday).  Students are expected to train for 50 minutes each week (weeks run Friday through Thursday), and they will be tested periodically (each Friday).  Please note that we will not count any minutes logged as "dubious."  For information on dubious minutes, pleaseclick here.

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Here are some of the ways Membean helps you learn a word:

Context: A Natural Way To Learn

Context videoLearning words from context is a natural way to learn. The Context Memlet was specifically constructed to make it easy to process cues. This Memlet actively engages your brain, bolstering long term recall… 
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Memory Hooks: Fun and Creative

Memory Hooks VideoThere is strong evidence that one particular learning strategy favors vocabulary recall above all others — Memory Hooks. Time and again this mnemonic method has proven to be a versatile vocabulary learning strategy… 
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Examples: Real Words from the Real World

Example Sentences videoThe Examples Memlet shows you how words are used in a modern context. Nothing here is Shakespearean, Dickensian, esoteric, or exotic; these example sentences are from modern journalistic resources… 
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Root Trees: An Arboretum of Words

Root Tree videoStudying word formation is an important skill, but identifying roots and mapping them to meaning is not always straightforward. The Word Ingredients Memlet shows how roots combine to make meaning… 
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Word Constellation: Explore the Word Cosmos

Constellation videoThe Constellation Memlet is useful in practicing for "analogies"-type test questions. It arranges words as a network of ideas and concepts. Navigate through more than 150,000 words to see how they relate to others… 
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Related Words: Unlocking Subtle Connections

Related Words VideoThe Related Words Mem