Expansive and engaging vocabulary study
This focused instruction explores nine skills crucial to building a formidable vocabulary. Students discover the meaning of new words contextually and thematic "Big Ideas" to tie lessons together.
Explore more than 1,000 uniquely presented high frequency vocabulary words.
Lessons introduce words in groups based on central "Big Ideas"—words from context; derivatives; and Latin, Anglo-Saxon, and Greek word parts.
Standards-based skills practice
Each lesson's seven comprehensive writing exercises help students gain experience using new words in various situations.
Exercises include sentence completion, synonym identification, concise writing analogies, compositions, and more.
These exercises address state standards, including analyzing nuances of words with similar denotations, acquisition and accurate use of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, and more.
Use as a workbook or a reference source
The consumable softcover Workbook includes blank “write on” lines. 324 pages
The non-consumable softcover Handbook has no blank “write on” lines. 377 pages
Includes a Teacher's Manual with lesson plans and reproducibles, 12 reproducible tests, and a comprehensive answer key.
|Grade levels||High School|
|Common Core aligned?||No|