Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e

Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e

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  • Author: Sherrie L. Nist
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-190-3
  • Year: 2010
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 10-11
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$11.90
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Overview

Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e teaches 260 essential words and 40 common word parts and is suitable for adult students and English language learners reading at grade levels 10-11.

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Key Features

 

An Intensive Words-in-Context Approach.  Studies show that students learn words best by seeing them repeatedly in different contexts, not through rote memorization. The books present each word in at least seven different contexts. Every encounter increases the chance that a word will become part of a student's permanent word bank.

Abundant Practice.  In addition to the extensive practice in each chapter, there are unit tests and a crossword puzzle review. Moreover, most chapters repeat words from earlier chapters, allowing for even more reinforcement. And there are added tests in the Test Bank and the Online Learning Center. All this practice means that students learn in the best possible way: by working closely and repeatedly with each word.

Common Core Aligned: TP’s Vocabulary Series is a comprehensive, research-based approach to vocabulary instruction aligned with the Common Core Standards for Vocabulary in Grades 6-12. Each book in the series presents vocabulary words in multiple contexts, giving students ample practice in determining “the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.” In addition, the words-in-context approach requires students to actively figure out definitions though analysis using explicit or inferred meaning—a benchmark of the Common Core.* Looking for a Common Core aligned program to improve students’ vocabulary for success in school and beyond? With TP's Vocabulary Series, you've got it. *Common Core Standards RL.6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4

Appealing Content.  Dull practice materials work against learning. The lively content and clear and friendly style of the books make learning easier for students.

Emphasis on Key Words.  In creating the Vocabulary Series, our editors combined teaching experience with a number of word frequency lists to determine the best words for each book. The result is a core of essential words, sequenced in order of difficulty, that are most helpful for students to know.

Realistic Pricing.  The books offer the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price: all of the 300-word books sell for no more than $11.90 net. The modest price means that the books can serve as inexpensive supplements for any reading or writing course.

Outstanding Supplements.  Supplements include a vocabulary placement test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank that teach as well as test.


Digital Options.  This textbook can be bundled with Vocabulary Plus, a powerful online vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our famously clear, user friendly, Vocabulary Series directly to your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Download a complete brochure to learn more, or visit our Learning Center.


*Note:  Students must have a paid subscription to access Vocabulary Plus materials. Click here to learn more about subscription options, including discounted digital/textbook bundles.

Sample Chapters

 

To see the Preface of Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

To see the Introduction of Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

To see Chapter 1 of Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

Word List

 

absolve
abstain
acclaim
adamant
adjacent
affiliate
agnostic
alleviate
allusion
aloof
altruistic
ambivalent
amiable
amoral
animosity
ann, enn
antagonist
appease
arbitrary
aspire
assail
aster-, astro-
-ate
attest
attribute
audi, audio-
augment
averse
avid
banal

benefactor
benevolent
benign
bio-
bizarre
blasé
blatant
blight
calamity
charisma
claim, clam
commemorate
complacent
comprehensive
comprise
concurrent
condescend
condone
conducive
confiscate
congenial
consensus
constitute
constrict
contemplate
contemporary 
contend
contra-
contrive
conventional
conversely
cor, cour
covert
credible
cryptic 
cursory
curt
curtail
cycl, cyclo-
cynic 
decipher
default
deficient
deficit
degenerate
demise
demoralize
depict
deplete
designate
deterrent
detract
detrimental
devastate
deviate
devoid 
di-, du-
digress
dilemma
diligent
discern
disdain
dispatch
dispel 
dissent
diversion
divulge
-dom
dwindle
eccentric
elation
elicit
empathy
encounter
endow
engross
enhance
enigma
epitome
-er, -or
escalate 
esteem
euphemism
evoke
exemplify
exhaustive
explicit 
exploit
expulsion
extrovert
facade
fallible
falter
feasible
feign
fin
fiscal
flagrant
flaunt
flex, flect
flippant
fluctuate
forc, fort
formulate
frenzy 
furtive
-fy
-gamy
gape
garble
gaunt
genial
geo-
gist
glib
gloat
habitat
hamper
haughty
-hood
hum
hyper-
hypothetical
il-, im-
immaculate
impasse
implausible
implication
implicit
implore
improvise
incentive
inclination
incoherent
incorporate
indispensable
inequity
infamous
infirmity
infringe
infuriate
inhibition
innovation
intercede
interim
intermittent
intimidate
intricate
intrinsic
introvert
irate
ironic
il-, im-
immaculate
impasse
implausible
implication
implicit
implore
improvise
incentive
inclination
incoherent
incorporate
indispensable
inequity
infamous
infirmity
infringe
infuriate
inhibition
innovation
intercede
interim
intermittent
intimidate
intricate
intrinsic
introvert
irate
ironic
-ish
jeopardize
latent
legacy
libel
longevity
lucrative
-ly
magni-, magn-
magnitude
malign
mandatory
mediate
menial
mercenary
methodical
mis-
mobile
mortify
mundane
muted
niche
nocturnal
nominal
non-
nullify
nurture
obsolete
ominous
omni-
orient
pacify

paradox
pater, patri-
path, -pathy
pathetic
pend
perception
persevere
phob
plagiarism
poignant
ponder
pop
pragmatic
precedent
predominant
prerequisite
pretentious
prevalent
pro-
prompt
prone
proponent
pseudonym
psych-, psycho-
punitive
qualm
quart, quadr-
quest
rapport
rationale
recession
reconcile
rect
redundant
rehabilitate
relentless
render
repertoire
reprisal
retaliate
retort
revitalize
revulsion
rigor
rupture
sabotage
sanctuary
saturate
scrutiny
secular
semi-
shun
sibling
simulate
sinister
smug 
sneer
sparse
speculate
squander
subjective
subsequent
succinct
succumb
suffice
syndrome
taint
tangible
terminate
the, theo-
transcend
transient
traumatic
turmoil 
venture
viable
vile
vindictive
virile
vivacious
vulnerable
waive

-ward
wary
zeal

 

 

 

Supplementary Materials

 

Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e includes the following supplements:

• An Instructor’s Edition. This full-length text is identical to the student edition except that it contains answers to all the book's practice and test items. 

• A combined Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank. This valuable supplement includes a model syllabus and suggestions for teaching with the text. It also contains: pretests and posttests for the entire book and each unit in the book, an extra mastery test for each chapter, and an extra unit test for each unit. Answers to all the book's activities and all the supplemental tests are included as well.

• The Learning Center. A powerful web-based resource, the Learning Center features exercises, tests, PowerPoint files, and an electronic (PDF) edition of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to accompany this book.  Along with these materials, the Learning Center allows instructors to assign online activities, monitor students' progress, and record their work electronically. Learn more here.

Print supplements can be obtained quickly by calling Townsend Press toll-free at (800) 772-6410, by sending a fax on school letterhead to 1-800-225-8894, or by e-mailing Customer Service at cs@townsendpress.com.