Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Vocabulary For The College-bound Student

Language
Search Results for "vocabulary for the college-bound student"
Items 1 - 30 of 87
  • Item #: 007374
    ISBN: 9780977691609
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Subtitled "A Spiral Study of Latin and Greek Roots." I love it when you know exactly what you're looking at, just by the title. This very straight-forward, no-frills root-based vocabulary study is exactly that, a guide to help students learn 108 roots, their spellings, and their definitions. The program is designed around a 36-week schedule, with three roots studied each week. Of course, it could be easily adapted to work at whichever pace you prefer. Each "vocabulary day," the student will choose a root to study from the "main list" in the book. This list contains each root to be studied, several words using that root, a definition of the root, a definition of one of the example words, and the language the root is taken from. The student will create their own "root card" on an index card. To do this, they'll record the root, its definition, and its source language on an index card. Then they'll have to define the example words given for that root, paying particular attention to all roots used in the words, and using the root glossary as needed. If any unfamiliar words are encountered, they'll begin new root cards for those roots, and set them aside to complete when they get to that root in their study. By the time they are finished with the program, they should have 108 complete cards. Because the student is doing much of the work himself, and starting cards each time an unfamiliar root is encountered, they will have seen many of the roots multiple times by the time the program is over. Though slim, this book contains plenty of information to get you started, optional games to make learning the roots a little more fun, and some good advice about learning roots, root glossaries, and an English-to-root-word glossary, divided by part of speech. The author also recommends using a good college dictionary to help you with your word research. This no-nonsense program expects students to do plenty of work in learning the roots, and contains no "workbook-y" root activities. However, the author has taken pains to include only words that directly relate to the root words, so the connection should always be clear to the student. Unlike other root-based vocabulary programs like English from the Roots Up, this one is more labor-intensive, but if your student is more hands-on, and enjoys creating their own study aids, this program might be a good fit for you. - Jess

  • Item #: 013215
    ISBN: 9781438075266
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.75

    Five words a day, 4 days a week, for 52 weeks (plus three bonus weeks!) – sound good to you? If you have a high school student in need of vocabulary prep for SAT, ACT, PARCC or other tests, or even a college student who needs to build their vocabulary, here is an effective system that will not add too much to their heavy course load. Based on the best-selling book by the same title, the convenient flashcard format could not be simpler. Double-sided, numbered flashcards (3.75"x2.5") come in a nice storage box and are hole-punched to keep them on the included book ring. Definitions are on the back. Sample words include: indiscriminate, replete, automaton, paradox, tinge, interminable, & vigilant. Use your 5th day to review your weekly words. You could use these with your younger high school students and perhaps do 10 words a week instead of 20. Give them bonus points for using the words in their writing! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 035996
    ISBN: 9781623412708
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $79.00

    College-bound high school students are expected to write essays. Of the many, there are two essays that are "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences the SAT essay and the college entrance essay. These are very specific types of writing tasks and are quite different. One is a timed response to a prompt. It must be completed quickly, coherently, and legibly. On the other hand, you can take as much time as you want writing the other. It must be as close to perfect as possible. You can prepare for these writing experiences. Andrew Pudewa, in his own inimitable style, shows you how in this entertaining, six-hour seminar. This video seminar is contained within a four DVD set two discs each covering the SAT essay and the college entrance essay. There is a bonus CD-ROM disc providing all the necessary handouts in PDF format to be printed prior to watching. These PDF handouts are also available in printed format in the Student Workbook. Also included on the bonus disc is an audio essay preparation seminar by Julie Walker in MP3 format.

    Discussion of the SAT essay includes an examination of the six-point scoring rubric - critical thinking skills, reasoning examples, language and vocabulary, sentence structure, organization and focus, and grammar, usage and mechanics - as well as analysis of scored essays and specific preparation strategies.

    Starting with an overview of what colleges are looking for in essays, the discussion of the college entrance essay progresses to an analysis of samples as well as specific writing strategies including the TRIAC model.

    As expected, the most important preparation activity for these two types of essays is to write - a lot. You can, nevertheless, make the best use of your preparation writing activities by utilizing the strategies presented in this seminar. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 058036
    Retail: $4.82
    Rainbow Price: $2.95

    Pastel lined paper in a small format notebook makes a fun option for journaling, writing poetry or music or to keep in a bag for general "Don't forget this!" notes. Paper & covers come in 4 colors: lavender, pale green, light blue or pink (our choice.) Keep one in the car to record oil changes and such – or questions your kids come up with in the car that you need to research when you are home! Use one to jot down vocabulary words as you read to look up later. They are spiral bound and pages are not perforated, so they are nice for keeping as a memento too, like a travel journal. Keep one to write down funny things your kids say and give it to them when they graduate! Includes 1 double pocket. 80 sheets each ~Sara

  • Item #: 003171
    ISBN: 9781601264664
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $33.95

    A thoroughly Christian test prep course from Dr. James Stobaugh now in a completely revised and enhanced version. If your child plans to take the SAT test (or the ACT), this combination devotional, literature study, critical reading and thinking tutorial, composition practice, and test prep course is too good to pass up! It not only builds disciplined study skills in your child as he prepares for the SAT and exposes him to “classic” foundational literature, but disciples your child as well with a daily Bible study regimen that prepares him for Christian life on the college campus and beyond. This sends the sure message that daily Christian training should never take a back seat to the training of the intellect. The course consists of 150 lessons that can be completed over the course of one, two, or three years. Using the 3-year plan (which the author highly recommends), students complete one lesson per week the first year, two lessons/week the second year, and three lessons/week the third year. Under the 2-year plan, students complete three lessons per week both years. The one-year “crash course” plan has students work at the rate of one lesson/day. The 3-year plan is preferable, making it possible for your student to consume many more of the referenced literature selections. In case you’re wondering why literature is such as integral part of the course, in Dr. Stobaugh’s words, “Reading good books is the single best preparation for the SAT verbal section.”

    The three main components of the course are: the daily devotion, reading and vocabulary exercises, and math, verbal, and writing exercises. Each lesson begins with a Scripture quotation and reference that can be used as the daily devotional on lesson days. The scripture is followed by the introduction to a book to be read, or a narrative excerpt or a short essay correlated to the basic theme of the lesson, followed by a thought-provoking question. Next is devotional journal time. It is suggested that students using this course spend 30 minutes/day at devotions. A reproducible form, providing an outline for this activity, is included in the appendix. Students who are using the 2- or 3-year plans should choose from one of the targeted scriptures provided in the appendix, or select their own Scripture for meditation on days between lessons. Reading and vocabulary activities come next. It is recommended that students read an average of 30-50 pages per day. Although not mandatory, I would guess that they would want to first read the selections mentioned in the lessons, since their interest in these would probably be piqued. Just looking at the course, it seems that it would be difficult to read all of the selections referred to, especially for students beginning the course in the 10th or 11th grades.

    The author includes a bibliography representing a “comprehensive cross-section of good literature” in the appendix. These were chosen with an eye to selections made by Christian and public colleges in their literature studies and grouped for 9th/10th graders and for 11th graders. You are also free to substitute any titles with ones of your own choosing, though, again, I would guess students would want to read ones referenced in the lessons. Vocabulary words for study are often taken from these works, as well. Students are instructed to make up vocabulary cards for words presented in the lesson as well as unfamiliar words in their reading. A suggested format for these is supplied in the appendix. Lessons continue with Critical Reading passages (and questions) and Critical Thinking questions, usually related to the theme of the lesson. Every fourth lesson includes a writing assignment, again based on the theme of the most recent series of lessons. The writing assignments include all forms of writing. Lessons also contain problems to solve in preparation for the math portion of the SAT test. A kind of “last thought” for the lesson appears in the sidebar. Many of these are test-taking hints and tips for the SAT. Others are meaningful quotations or further literary introductions. These latter are usually tied to the theme of the lesson as established by the Scripture.

    A complete answer key is provided at the end of the lessons. In addition to answers for the objective questions, there are sample essays of each type assigned – very helpful in understanding the nature of the assignment. The useful Appendices include items previously mentioned plus a bibliography of critical thinking skills, test-taking strategies and a meaty section titled “Remedy for College Admission Essays Jitters”. This section includes essential information for the Christian student on surviving and thriving in a secular college setting as well as a collection of 50 sample college admission essays.

    Compared to other SAT preparation courses we carry (Cracking the SAT and Kaplan’s Guide to the SAT), this course has a totally different “feel” emphasizing long-term academic, spiritual, and mental preparation rather than intense test-taking strategy and content review. This course seems more heavily weighted toward the Verbal and Writing part of the SAT, so students might want to supplement with 100 SAT Math Tips and How to Master Them Now! or consult the Cracking the SAT book for additional test-taking strategies and tips. They should also follow Dr. Stobaugh’s advice and take a practice SAT test every two months during this time. A good source for these practice tests is the 10 Real SATs book or those included with other SAT prep books. These tests provide annotated answers (detailed explanations about why a particular answer is the correct choice). That being said, this is a quality, well-designed course that will prepare students both for challenges in college and for their daily walk as Christians. 425 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 051249
    ISBN: 9780890516393
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.75

    ACT prep – comprehensive and thorough – without the frantic feel. That about sums it up! This course offers a change of pace – and a change of focus – from the typical prep courses. Yes, it still covers vocabulary. Yes, it still provides test-taking strategies. Yes, it still provides detailed review of all subject areas: English, math, reading, writing, and science. But it also provides a call to prayer and devotional preparation that will cause your student to remember to put first things first.

    If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between the ACT and the SAT, you’ll find a clear analysis of each and suggestions for how best to prepare for each. In the introductory ACT test overview, the author covers these topics as well as provides information on how scores are used, average scores for certain universities, as well as suggestions for two essential habits to develop.

    Designed to be used over a ten week period, the course is comprised of fifty daily lessons. Lessons will probably take 1-2 hours to complete so be sure to factor that into your planning. Lesson format is consistent. Starting with a scripture verse, prayer points, and a devotional passage (often derived from classic books), then progressing to individual sections for Vocabulary (Greek/Latin roots or from classic literature), math (review and practice problems), reading (short passages with questions), English (editing and analysis), writing (analysis), and science (sample questions). Test-taking info and strategies are also part of each lesson. Although this format does not vary, the emphasis does vary some with each lesson – one day more time will be spent on science; another day, more on writing, etc. Both end-notes and a complete answer key are included in the back.

    If you’re an appendix-lover, then you’ll be pleased with what’s provided here. First is a brief tutorial on preparing vocabulary cards followed by an extensive reading list grouped by high school grade level. Models for reading and devotional journals as well as lists of Greek and Latin morphemes complete the appendices.

    Compared to other ACT test prep courses, there are two obvious differences with this course. First of all, there is a decided emphasis on the spiritual development and focus of the student. Secondly, test sections (i.e. English, math, etc.) are studied side-by-side rather than as a concentrated focus for a period of time before going on to the next section. Both of these contribute to the sense that test prep is really an opportunity to develop overall maturing in the student. 332 pgs, pb. Janice



    Download a PDF Sample
  • Item #: 061908
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.50
    Designed to encourage once-a-week conjugation practice in order to promote better understanding, this workbook provides a collection of worksheets to be filled out for assigned/chosen verbs. Brief instruction plus a completed example worksheet are also included. 32 pgs, top-bound, horizontal orientation. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 045256
    ISBN: 9780553590128
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

      Revised and updated, this dictionary has more than 70,000 words and phrases. It also has lots of extras like Late Latin, Neo-Latin vocabulary and many feminine forms to meet modern language. Includes both the Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations. This would be a good reference for students and parents. Recommended for the program Latin Road to English Grammar. 708pp, pb, 4x7”. ~ Sara

     

  • Item #: 032379
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.75
  • Item #: 049185
    ISBN: 9780740322440
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $35.95
    (Information below provided by Alpha Omega Publications)

    Prepare your middle school student to excel at upper-level math with the new Horizons Pre-Algebra course! Along with exciting real life applications, this year long math course takes students from basic operations in whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, roots, and exponents and introduces them to math-building concepts in algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Divided in to 160 lessons, this course comes complete with one consumable student book, a student test and resources book and an easy-to-use teacher's guide. Every block of ten lessons begins with a challenging set of problems that prepares students for standardized math testing and features personal interviews showing how individuals make use of math in everyday life.

    Horizons Pre-Algebra includes several areas of new content, including:

    • Absolute Value
    • Volume and Surface Area of Solids
    • Transformations and Nets
    • Compound Interest
    • Representations of Data
    • Permutations, Combinations, and Odds and Events
    • Two Variable Equations
    • Four Operations with Monomials and Polynomials
    • Trigonometric Ratios

    Similar in format to other Horizons K-6 courses, the consumable, full-color Horizons Pre-Algebra Student Book includes 160 daily lessons. Each lesson begins with a teaching box that details the new concept. A class work section has been added to this area of the lesson for guided practice of the new concept. Typical of other Horizons math courses, the activities section of each lesson includes a set of practice problems for the new concept and review problems for previously covered concepts. Another new feature of the Student Book is a set of college test prep questions that follows each block of 10 lessons. These problems are designed to help students prepare for standardized math testing. This book also includes a new collection of interviews with everyday people who use math in their daily vocations. Setting the stage for each group of lessons, these interviews bring the lessons to life by adding a human interest touch to word problems. (Perfect-bound, full-color, 8.5 x 11, 360 pages)

    To see a PDF sample of the Student Book, click here.

  • Item #: 016031
    Retail: $6.69
    Rainbow Price: $5.75
    Designed especially for math and geometry, this top-spiral bound notebook contains 40 sheets of ¼" graph paper (blue lines), three sheets of geometric shape stencils (25 shapes total), and a storage pocket. The inside front cover features a place value chart, math symbols and meanings, and geometric shapes vocabulary. Use this one for math practice, project planning, drawing and design or just for fun.
  • Item #: 051640
    ISBN: 9780984010806
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    We know we can trust IEW and now Mary Pryor to provide academically rigorous college prep material. With the goal of preparation for the AP English Language exam, the student is led step-by-step through style analysis as well as argument and synthesis essays (i.e. analysis of rhetorical strategies). Literature focal points are non-fiction works, mythology, and MacBeth. The student learns to evaluate and edit their own written responses, a major step toward confidently setting foot in the AP test room or a college classroom. Spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 061907
    ISBN: 9781511830119
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    A simple plan for learning/recognizing 83.6% of the vocabulary of three Latin anthologies. The Fab 1500 identifies the basic, and most common Latin vocabulary. Using a reproducible worksheet, an enterprising student will write out, translate, and memorize five words each day; reviewing/testing them every fifth day. Working consistently, in four semesters, this list of 1494 words will be known (and memorized if possible). The list starts with the 300 most frequently used Latin words followed by the remainder. Words are first listed in alphabetical (except for the initial 300) and then, with definitions, according to subject categories identified by Paul Bernard Diederich in 1939. Categories include: Gods, Time, Sky, Fire, Water, Earth, Plants, Food, Animals, People, Body, Mind, Feelings, Talk, Writing/Arts, Work/Play, City/Buildings, Military, Government, Social Approval, Evil, Death, Abstractions, and, lastly, Unclassified. 19 pgs, pb, top-bound, spiral binding, portrait orientation. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 040151
    ISBN: 9781438007489
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Get it while it's hot! This vocabulary building book uses unique learning techniques that are bound to help you develop a more powerful vocabulary: a vocabulary that will not only help you in everyday life, but also in scoring high on your SAT. Instead of using confusing alphabetized words lists like many other vocabulary books, this book uses a clustering technique that has you study groups of "Hot Words" (words that are likely to be on the SATs) that have similar meanings, so that distinctions in usage and connotation can be made more apparent. There are thirty-seven lessons, and each lesson has you learn eight or more words, for a total of 365+ words in the whole book For example, Lesson 28 will have you learn twelve words that are related to "being wise and sharp-minded", such as discerning, incisive, ingenious, judicious, perspicacious, and sagacious. The section starts off giving you the part of speech, definition, and three examples of the word used in a sentence. The rest of the lesson provides you with a few memory tips, a matching exercise that has you match the word with its defining characteristic, and sentence completion exercises that have you determine whether words used in a sentence are used in the correct context. Answers are provided in the back. Two additional lessons provide vocabulary help for the ACT, too. Perfect for any college-bound student who is looking to expand their vocabulary and improve their chance for acceptance! 270+ pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 047300
    ISBN: 9780988322875
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    This handbook is a 'how-to' for writing your own lab reports. Students, parents, and teachers will find this resource to be quite helpful when writing science lab reports or trying to teach someone the layout and content required in a lab report for high school or at the college undergraduate level. The handbook offers suggestions on how to write detailed descriptions and formatting standards, step-by-step instructions for using graphing tools such as Microsoft Excel, grammatical advice, common deficiencies, and example lab reports. This 76-page, spiral bound book will be a helpful tool that makes lab report writing accessible to all. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 044316
    ISBN: 9781438001661
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    Expand and improve your vocabulary in just 15 minutes a day with Barron's! For nearly 40 years, this best-selling book has helped countless students (and adults) learn new vocabulary words to assist in their studies, college entrance exams, and overall reading comprehension. This book contains 46 weeks (plus two bonus weeks) of "lessons," with each week containing five daily lessons. These lessons introduce five new vocabulary words that students learn by reading a brief passage, completing sample sentences, and matching each word to its definition. An idiom is introduced at the bottom of each lesson page as well (briefly defined, with a sample sentence). Each daily vocabulary lesson is only one page, and the exercises are fun, interesting and bite-sized. The book contains a variety of review exercises to test prior words studied, and the end of the book has a multiple-choice Final Review Test as well as pages containing real-life quotes that use the vocabulary words. Index and answer key included, 397 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 042757
    ISBN: 9780976929895
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
    This guide for college-bound Christians provides all kinds of tips on how to prepare for college and what to do when you get there. From a Christian point of view, it provides biblical guidelines on how to choose a career, things to consider when selecting a college, financial aid opportunities, preparing to learn and being a good student, communicating in the classroom, succeeding academically, writing research papers, maintaining your Christian worldview in college, thinking critically about your faith, supporting your beliefs in the college setting, and more. General information on both Christian and secular colleges is covered, with info on what to expect and how to prepare. The straightforward information and warnings about pitfalls to avoid will help students discern which direction God wants them to go in life and prepare them for what they will face while applying to and attending college. With real-life examples and stories, inspirational quotes, and thorough yet concise information, this book is a pleasure to read and will help students at a crossroads in their lives decide what they should do and then equip themselves to do it. It gives a general explanation on how to choose a college and career and what to expect during the application process and your first year or so. 122 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 044975
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.00

    Homonyms are those tricky, little (and sometimes not so little) words that sound alike but are spelled differently and mean different things. They slip unnoticed through spell-checkers – and often through us – but they'll come back to haunt our students in standardized testing and in upper level writing. In our day when spell checkers are everywhere, learning to spell through homonyms makes sense; wonderful, practical sense. Welcome to Spelling Made Easy. Designed for middle school students – just when they're discovering the safety net of spell checkers – it's also after they've "graduated" from most phonics-based spelling programs. This program is the perfect follow-up – especially if you have a student who is still somewhat of an "amateur" speller. Organized so it can be used as either a one-year or a two-year program; it really is easy. About 700 homonyms are divided into two-or three-word groups – 290 groups in all. Ten groups together – some 20+ words – constitute a lesson. Lessons are taught either weekly (one year plan) or bi-weekly (two year plan) and involve copying words and definitions into a spelling notebook, doing crossword and word search puzzles, and writing paragraphs using the words. This consumable worktext provides all you need for the course. Each lesson is provided with word lists, assignment schedules for either one year or two years and four different puzzles. Tests aren't specifically scheduled (assessment is the writing assignment) but could be added. There's a lot of variety in the writing assignments: newspaper article, quatrain (four-line poem), paragraphs, telling about a painting or picture, limerick, and many others. A reduced-size answer key is provided for all the puzzles plus an alphabetical order of all the homonyms (and near homonyms).

    This seems a fairly unique approach and one that is bound to provide just what middle schoolers need the most. I, for one, would be thrilled to have a whole host of homeschoolers prepared to make the right choice between your and you're not to mention instance and instants. Let's Do This! ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011310
    ISBN: 9781942192831
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    Is it a planner? Or a how-to book on homeschooling high school? You’ll have to decide for yourself. For each of the four high school years there is a 44-page planner section; it includes six monthly two-page layouts, a two-page six month calendar, a journal-type semester summary, attendance record, and achievement record for each semester, plus two articles that pertain to planning that year. The layout for each month shows five columns with lined boxes for each day. There’s room to write assignments for six subjects, complete with check-off circle. A sixth column has a character challenge, a monthly summary (e.g. grades, attendance, and activities), and a brief note on future planning. Each month’s pages also include a scripture verse and miniature current and following month’s calendars. The beginning of the book has a sample month, course requirements, a course planning worksheet, transcript requirements, and a sample transcript. The end of the book provides a section on college preparation – a checklist on what to do when, blank high school transcripts, college portfolio worksheet and details, worksheets (college and scholarship considerations), and notes.

    As with other planners from Well-Planned Day, color and graphic schemes (different for each year) are inviting and strike a nice balance in appealing to both genders. Planner is 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 041739
    ISBN: 9781935495666
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.45

    A planner should be _______. Ask a hundred teens how to fill in the blank and I’ve no doubt this planner will measure up. First of all, it’s amazingly practical and usable. Spiral bound; backpack-sized size (7”x8.5”); pleasing, subtle-hued graphics; plasticized covers; and, undoubtedly, whatever content page you might possibly want. Its fill-in-the-date approach allows for maximum flexibility. Twelve monthly (two-page) schedules provide an inspirational scripture, interesting brain facts, roomy daily squares, and places for notes. Weekly (two-page) schedules (48) provide five lined boxes per day, a place to keep track of SAT words, and an inspirational quote as well as places for doodles, notes and appointments. Extra (and useful) pages abound: U.S. and world maps, periodic table, guides to pronunciation, italics, and capitalization – and much more. Also included is a nice collection of record-keeping, transcript-planning, and college-prepping pages. You’ll want to tuck this planner away in a memorabilia box when you’re through. In addition to all the academic information, there’s a journal-type section for “my favorite things” (i.e. movies, books, friends, etc.) as well as a couple of pages devoted to “dreaming” and writing out goals. Janice

  • Item #: 061816
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.02
  • Item #: 061818
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.47
  • Item #: 061819
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.47
  • Item #: 061821
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.85
  • Item #: 061824
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.18
  • Item #: 044210
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    Sold Individually.

  • Item #: 061813
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.02
  • Item #: 061814
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.35
  • Item #: 061822
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.47
  • Item #: 061823
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.18