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Educator creates puzzles to help boosts kids’ vocabulary

When he was teaching English at the Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg, Eugene Williams said, he was looking for innovative ways to help teens increase their vocabulary.

During a Black History Month lesson in 2008, his students were struggling with some words in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. One student suggested that Williams create word-search puzzles to help familiarize them with the vocabulary.

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