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Vocabulary for the High School Student

Grades 9–12

Context-Based Learning

  • Explore more than 1,000 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 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