Spring 2019 is Vocabulary Season at Townsend Press!

Thursday, March 14, 2019



Dear Educator,


Words matter. Our vocabulary materials have helped middle school, high school, and college students learn the words and vocabulary skills needed for success—in the classroom and beyond—for nearly 30 years. This spring we're adding three new editions to our Vocabulary Series and a major update to our digital program, Vocabulary Plus. We invite you to take a look, or even get a free book*! See details below. 

*Free offer for teachers only. Limit 1 per teacher. 


The Townsend Press Vocabulary Series


Featuring Three New Editions for 2019

NEW! Vocabulary
Basics, 3/e

Grade Level: 5–6 
© 2019 | $11.90
Improving Vocabulary
Skills, 5/e

Grade Level: 10–11
© 2018 | $11.90
NEW! Groundwork for a
Better Vocabulary, 5/e

Grade Level: 7–8
© 2019 | $11.90
Advancing Vocabulary
Skills, 5/e

Grade Level: 11–12
© 2018 | $11.90
Building Vocabulary Skills, 5/e
Grade Level: 9–10
© 2018 | $11.90
NEW! Mastering Vocabulary Skills
Grade Level: 12+
© 2019 | $11.90

Digital Upgrades Coming in July

Vocabulary Plus, our digital vocabulary building program, is being upgraded!  All new items and updates for our latest print titles will be added to Vocabulary Plus on July 1, 2019 and will be available for fall classes. 


Grade Level: 5-12+


Changes in the New Editions:

Hundreds of new items: The latest edition vocabulary titles feature brand new sentence items, revised/updated context clues, and in many cases, entirely new passages.


Photos added to chapter readings: Final Check activities in this and all new edition vocabulary texts now feature full color images to add context and interest for visual learners.


Broader, more universal appeal: 
TP's Vocabulary Series was originally developed for college students in the early 1990's. Updated regularly, the series remains popular in colleges but is also used in adult literacy centers, and increasingly, in middle and high schools. Recognizing this broadening audience, our editors have carefully calibrated each new edition to feature material suited to readers of all ages. The result? Improved content in each activity, chapter, test, and unit review for all titles—making the series better than ever!

Re-sequenced items: This and all new edition vocabulary titles have had test and practice answers shuffled and re-sequenced. This effort invalidates answers posted online and discourages cheating. Answers in Vocabulary Plus have also been updated (and feature their own shuffle capability).


Want to Learn More?


For more details about our Vocabulary Series or Vocabulary Plus,
please download a brochure or call us at (888) 752-6410.