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  • Item #: 051616
    ISBN: 9780547625751
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    ISBN: 9780547625805
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    ISBN: 9780547625782
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    ISBN: 9780547625829
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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 #: 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 #: 044095
    ISBN: 9781566442213
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  • Item #: 044096
    ISBN: 9781566442220
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    ISBN: 9781566442282
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  • 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 #: 067553
    ISBN: 9780768936612
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    Egghead’s Guide to Vocabulary (7-AD)

      In this one-book approach to vocabulary, there are 3 tiers of difficulty (100, 200 & 300 level words.) The first tier words are fairly common, but still very useful. For each word, you have a definition in language that students can understand and an example of it being used in 1-2 sentences. The sentences have some sort of story/situation to make the word more memorable. The Egghead character is there to point some helpful things (and sometimes just add levity) like the phonetic spelling of the word using the IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet. However, with more difficult words, there are not as many phonetic pronunciations. I recommend you check into the proper pronunciations with unfamiliar words. After a dozen or so words is an exercise – matching, grouping, fill in the blank, reading comprehension w/multiple choice, etc. The level 200 words are less likely to be familiar to students, but are fantastic words to master and use in their speaking and writing. Level 300 words are specifically for SAT or ACT test preparation where you will have to read and decipher meanings and write an impressive essay. There is the same format for all 3 levels, but again, little to no phonetic help at the harder levels. In the back of the book are some helpful resources including lists of prefixes/roots/suffixes and their meanings; 2 longer fill-in-the-blank quizzes; and answers to all exercises. 8x10”, 235pp, Sc. ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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

  • Item #: 008804
    ISBN: 9780965242271
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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 #: 050896
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  • Item #: 065955
    ISBN: 9781428438477
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    The Teacher Book provides lesson objectives, materials, application and practice, and a weekly vocabulary routine (to define, demonstrate and apply). Additional Teacher Resources include a comprehensive word list, morphological elements and generative words, general academic words, and lists of words that are subject specific in Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math and 60 pages of differentiated learning options for helping struggling, not native speakers and advanced readers. 225pp. 

  • Item #: 065956
    ISBN: 9781428438484
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    Teacher Book provides lesson objectives, materials, application and practice, and a weekly vocabulary routine (to define, demonstrate and apply). Additional Teacher Resources include a comprehensive word list, morphological elements and generative words, general academic words, and lists of words that are subject specific in Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math and 60 pages of differentiated learning options for helping struggling, not native speakers and advanced readers.  Meets current Common Core National Standards. 225pp

  • 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 #: 014127
    ISBN: 9781947484078
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    Right -Brained Math Vocabulary provides parents and teachers interactive, visual and tactile methods for teaching the math vocabulary necessary for math success. Each double-sided page provides a colorfully illustrated vocabulary word with brief explanation, summarized activity and sample sentence on one side, with a story, picture related information or activity, related thinking question and kinesthetic activity. The teaching process is clearly explained: introduce and model the word, get student participation, tell the story, follow with the visual exercise, journal and a kinesthetic activity, and post the word on wall for visual reminder. Use along with the other books in this series or as a companion to your current math curriculum to teach key math concepts. Each page includes 2 vocabulary words with dotted lines to cut between them, the individual vocabulary word card measures 8” x 5 ½”. Pages are perforated for easy removal and could easily be laminated. Includes 138 words.  

  • Item #: 065953
    ISBN: 9781428438453
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    Each student book has 60 lessons with short lists of words (10 total, on average). Students will read a paragraph or so to read about the topic (this may be word parts & meanings, general info, or subject-specific vocab for example). Several examples demonstrate the concept. Each level includes a word part list and a glossary with pronunciation, part-of-speech, definitions, usage examples, etymology and special word forms. They will also learn how to use text clues and to consult resource material. The student text provides clues to meaning, thinking questions, helps to use context clues, and an Apply and Extend activity in which students are asked to do a variety of activities. For example, they may have to write a riddle for one of the words, think of other meanings not given, identify synonyms and define the shades of differences in meaning, use a word from the word list as both a noun and an adjective, etc. The non-consumable student book includes some instruction. The lessons are short and to the point. A review lesson occurs every 6th week. A glossary and a root word reference in the back are used in several lessons and make a helpful resource for students in general.

  • Item #: 065954
    ISBN: 9781428438460
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    Each student book has 60 lessons with short lists of words (10 total, on average). Students will read a paragraph or so to read about the topic (this may be word parts & meanings, general info, or subject-specific vocab for example). Several examples demonstrate the concept. Each level includes a word part list and a glossary with pronunciation, part-of-speech, definitions, usage examples, etymology and special word forms. They will also learn how to use text clues and to consult resource material. The student text provides clues to meaning, thinking questions, helps to use context clues, and an Apply and Extend activity in which students are asked to do a variety of activities. For example, they may have to write a riddle for one of the words, think of other meanings not given, identify synonyms and define the shades of differences in meaning, use a word from the word list as both a noun and an adjective, etc. The non-consumable student book includes some instruction. The lessons are short and to the point. A review lesson occurs every 6th week. A glossary and a root word reference in the back are used in several lessons and make a helpful resource for students in general.

  • Item #: 002114
    ISBN: 9781428439894
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  • Item #: 002136
    ISBN: 9781428439900
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  • Item #: 039682
    ISBN: 9780825160608
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    180 thought-provoking exercises for your high school students that require them to call on their vocabulary skills. Varying formats keep practice interesting and appeal to different learning styles. For example: in a word search, find 10 synonyms for small; Correct commonly misspelled words such as papparazi, merangue and abundant; or, come up with 15 words to describe the most beautiful scene you have ever seen! Answers in the back. Pb, 200pp. ~ Sara