Vocabulary for the High School Student

Vocabulary for the High School Student

Grades 9–12

Comprehensive vocabulary development

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, Anglo-Saxon roots and prefixes)
  • expanding vocabulary through derivatives
  • understanding word relationships and analogies

Varied exercises support common learning standards such as concise expression, close reading, and composition skills. Additional practice opportunities include synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, analogies, and writing exercises to reinforce students’ command of new vocabulary.

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  • Vocabulary for the High School Student, Fourth Edition
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Program Features & Resources


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
Teacher Materials

Teacher Guide

Includes lesson plans and templates, 12 reproducible tests, and an answer key.

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Sample Pages

Review the Table of Contents and comprehensive skills practice in each chapter.

Student Edition



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