Comprehensive vocabulary development for college and SAT/ACT
Give students a major boost to their vocabulary with this rigorous vocabulary program designed to build familiarity and usage of over 1,000 words.
Modular design gives teachers flexibility to address five topical areas
—learning new words from context
—building vocabulary through central ideas
—deriving words from various languages (Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish)
—expanding vocabulary through derivatives
—vocabulary from ACT/SAT
Varied exercises support common learning standards such as concise expression, close reading, and composition skills as well as reinforce students’ command of new vocabulary.
Discover over 1,000 high frequency vocabulary words through unique, contextual delivery.
Lessons introduce words in groups based on central ideas—words from context; derivatives; Latin, Anglo-Saxon, and Greek word parts; and foreign languages.
Standards-Based Skills Practice
Students gain experience using new words through challenging end-of-lesson exercises including brainteasers, word relationship questions, sentence completion activities, and concise writing prompts.
These exercises address state standards, including verifying the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase, identifying and correctly using patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech, and more.
Use as a Workbook or Reference Source
The consumable softcover Workbook includes blank "write on" lines. 337 pages.
The non-consumable softcover Handbook has no blank "write on" lines. 399 pages.
Review the Table of Contents and skills practice in every chapter.