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  • Item #: 051622
    ISBN: 9780547625812
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    ISBN: 9780547625829
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  • Item #: 044102
    ISBN: 9781566442367
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  • Item #: 015143
    ISBN: 9780825143205
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    This small-format book contains 180 short warm-up activities, one for each day of the school year. There are matching, fill-in-the-blank, categorizing, and writing activities that expose and familiarize the student with a wide range of vocabulary words. Topics covered include using context clues, words with multiple meanings, homophones, homographs, commonly misspelled/misused words, idioms, euphemisms, connotation, similes & metaphors, analogies, suffixes, plurals, and origins. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 044096
    ISBN: 9781566442220
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  • Item #: 044095
    ISBN: 9781566442213
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  • Item #: 044461
    ISBN: 9781601448910
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    Wondering just what words your 4th and 5th grader should know for reading, writing and standardized tests? Each lesson has a story in which ELA concepts are presented such as: homonyms, homophones, homographs, key words, antonyms, hyperbole, fables, myths, folk tales, and speech writing. There are non-fiction passages as well with topics like the scientific method and the Revolutionary War. Students complete exercises requiring critical reading skills and their writing skills to contextualize the vocabulary words. This means using them in different forms and contexts. There is a good amount of unscrambling words to get the correct spelling, then matching the word to its definition. 176pp, sc ~Sara

  • Item #: 044099
    ISBN: 9781566442282
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  • Item #: 011052
    ISBN: 9780890519950
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    A fairly rigorous vocabulary course that helps students increase their vocabulary by learning over 1000 words from Latin and Greek roots.  Students work with a group of words in each 4-day lesson completing varied exercises that help students learn and remember the words and their meanings. Now published by Master Books, this book also provides a suggested daily schedule to use this course over 18 months, worksheets and quizzes.

  • Item #: 007374
    ISBN: 9780977691609
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    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 #: 000999
    ISBN: 9781438007786
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    Learning vocabulary really doesn't have to hurt – in fact, it can be an enjoyable experience! Painless Vocabulary introduces vocabulary in a non-threatening way so students will learn it through context and association with similar words. Each chapter introduces fifteen new vocabulary words in a short story. The vocabulary words are presented in a red font so they stand out from the rest of the story. Then the learning activities begin as the fifteen words are broken down into smaller five-word sections. Each word is given a complete definition which often includes italicized synonyms. Then students perform a "brain tickler" which allows them to practice the words they've learned through matching, multiple choice, or fill-in-the-blank exercises. Helpful hints are included in most chapters, showing students common mistakes made, giving ideas for mastering vocabulary, etc., and "On Your Own" and "Last Word" sections offer other learning activities or things to ponder. Answers are contained at the end of each chapter. The book contains a total of 20 chapters and introduces 300 vocabulary words in a way that your child will be able to remember and expand upon. 292 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 034010
    ISBN: 9780439517690
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    Looking for a fun way to increase your child's vocabulary? 180 reproducible cartoons are contained in this book, and each highlights a new word to learn for the day. It's like reading the comics, but a bit more educational. Verbs, nouns, and adjectives are all included, and the vocabulary words are all in common use. For each of the cartoons, one of the characters is saying something humorous within the context of what is going on in the picture. The vocabulary word is bolded within the cartoon, and the part of speech and definition of the word is given to the side. Two cartoons are displayed on every page of the book, and everything is in black and white. While black and white cartoons could be seen as a drawback (who doesn't love the colorful Sunday comics the best?), children could have fun and get more use out of the book by coloring the comics themselves. The vocabulary words are geared towards 4th-6th graders, but could be enjoyable for younger or older students depending on their vocabulary level. 94 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 047067
    ISBN: 9780451487766
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    This is The Princeton Review's 500 flashcards of need-to-know vocabulary, definitions, and terms in context - including words from the "Hit Parade" of vocabulary appearing most often on the SAT. The double-sided cards (made from card-stock paper) list the word and the part of speech on the front and have definitions, a contextual sentence, and synonyms on the reverse. The box also includes 50 bonus cards with important terms, formulas, and practice question prompts for math, essay, and reading/writing. A scale printed on the inside of the box helps you keep track of just how many words you have memorized. Instructions are included to register your cards and you will be able to access them in a digital format.

  • Item #: 042190
    ISBN: 9781601441737
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    How do you infuse vocabulary study with critical thinking? By looking at the relationships between words, of course. Utilizing the 1000 most common words of our language, Critical Thinking Press has constructed this course to give students a deeper understanding of those words and to improve thinking and writing skills. From a small set of words the student finds the two words that have a relationship, identifying the relationship from four defined classifications. He then writes a sentence using at least those two words from the set. So what type of "relationships" are we talking about? Past/present verbs, singular/plural nouns, rhyming words, antonyms, synonyms, contractions, compound words, homophones, and pronouns. Each two page exercise (about 50 per course) includes five sets of words, a mini-dictionary for all the words in these sets along with space to write the required sentences. The relationship choices are the same for half of each course and are defined at the beginning of these sections. Please note that Book 1 is out of print. 104 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 008804
    ISBN: 9780965242271
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  • Item #: 041406
    ISBN: 9780887249181
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    Filled with activity pages to acquaint students with basic Spanish vocabulary, this workbook is a perfect introduction to Spanish or a good supplement to a more heavy-duty program. Typical workbook-type exercises teach and quiz students on the Spanish words for numbers, shapes, colors, days, months, food, family, verbs, animals, clothing, parts of the body, opposites, and more. Accompanying the worksheets are over 350 vocabulary cards featuring a Spanish word on one side and the English word on the other. These cards can be used for a number of different vocabulary-building exercises described in the book. Answers are included. Reproducible, 128 pgs. – Melissa

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  • Item #: 033944
    ISBN: 9780983297987
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    Why not? Why not continue to teach spelling and vocabulary in high school? Just because most spelling programs end in either the 6th or 8th grade doesn't mean it's a good idea. This is the perfect program for a high schooler, allowing the student to combine spelling/vocabulary with particular subjects that are being studied. In the same manner as its younger sister, Phonetic Zoo, the program uses auditory input with frequency to achieve mastery. The newly revised (and lower-priced!) set includes two CD-ROMs which contain nine sets of MP3 audio vocabulary lessons and PDF booklets. Lesson sets follow specific subject topics including: Art & Architecture, Bible & Theology, Business & Economics, Government & Law, Greek & Latin Word Roots, Health & Science, Literature, Music and SAT/ACT. Each lesson features 24 words. Each word is pronounced, used in a sentence, and pronounced again, leaving time for the student to write the word. Later, the student checks his spelling as the word is spelled and the definition given on the CD. After each set of eight words, a short subject-related poem is inserted for the listener's relaxation. The student is expected to go through a lesson once each day until he can spell all its words perfectly. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 024824
    ISBN: 9780545124126
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    Introducing our children to word roots may be one of the greatest tools for success we can give to them. Research suggests that knowing word roots leads to greater success in reading comprehension, vocabulary usage and spelling, all of which may help children succeed with communication skills and in standardized testing. This easy to use packet introduces, reinforces and provides practice with forty key root words. There are eight units (called packets) with five activities per packet. Activities are varied and include cross-word puzzles, word searches, and fill in the blank exercises. Additional review games and word cards provide a fun, hands-on way to solidify learning the word roots. Answer key in back. Reproducible, pb, 64 pages. ~ Deanne

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  • Item #: 057815
    ISBN: 9780829427783
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    ISBN: 9780829427752
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    ISBN: 9780829427806
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    ISBN: 9780829427769
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  • Item #: 057821
    ISBN: 9780829427813
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