Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student

Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student

Grades 11–12

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.

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  • Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student, Fourth Edition
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Program Features & Resources


Context-Based Learning

  • 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.
Teacher Materials

Teacher Guide

Includes 17 reproducible tests and a complete answer key.

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Sample Pages

Review the Table of Contents and skills practice in every chapter.



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