Building Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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Building Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos & Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-524-6
  • Year: 2018
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 9-10
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$11.90
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Overview

The best Vocabulary Series just got better--with three new editions and updated digital offerings. With its signature words-in-context approach and abundance of lively, varied, and engaging activities, the Vocabulary Series has helped countless students expand their working vocabulary. Featuring hundreds of fresh items, color photos, and updated design, this new print edition teaches 260 essential words and 40 common word parts suitable for students reading at grade levels 9-10.

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Key Features


The Words-in-Context Approach. Students learn new words by encountering them in meaningful contexts, not through rote memorization. Our books provide at least six different contexts for each vocabulary word!

Abundant Practice. Each book is packed with activities, exercises, unit reviews, and tests that prompt students to interact closely with each new vocabulary word. The result: students' word banks grow.

Appealing Content. Dull materials discourage learning. Our books avoid that. Each features high-interest passages students will want to read.

Relevant Words.  Words from the series were drawn from word frequency lists with alignment to state standards and high-stakes tests. The aim: to equip students with the words they need to know.

Affordability. Full version vocabulary books teach 300 key words/word parts and are priced at $11.90 each. Short Versions teach 200 words and cost $9.90 each.

Outstanding Supplements. Free supplements include:

  • Placement Test. The TP Vocabulary Placement Test is made up of 100 multiple-choice items drawn from Townsend Press vocabulary books. A student's score on this test may be used to determine which TP vocabulary book would be most beneficial to that student. Free and available online or in print. 
  • Instructor's Edition. Instructor's Editions for all of the vocabulary books are available to teachers with a class adoption of 20 or more books. They are identical to the student books except that they contain answers to all of the activities and tests.
  • Instructor's Manual and Test Bank. Available as a PDF for each Vocabulary Series book, the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank contains the Vocabulary Placement Test as well as a pretest and a posttest for the book and for each of its units. It also contains teaching guidelines, suggested syllabi, answer keys, and an additional mastery test for each chapter and unit. Free to educators with an approved account in the Learning Center.
  • The Learning Center. Free to educators with an approved account, the Learning Center is a digital learning environment that provides resources to accompany the Vocabulary Series. It includes PowerPoints, assessments, and much more!

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 materialsClick here to learn more about subscription options, including discounted digital/textbook bundles.

    New Features include:

    • Hundreds of new items
    • Photos added to chapter readings
    • Updated digital content
    • Contemporary design
    • Broader, universal appeal for a wide range of readers
    • Resequenced chapter and test items

    Word List

     

    -able
    absurd
    accelerate
    accessible
    acknowledge
    acute
    adapt
    adhere
    adverse
    advocate
    affirm
    affluent
    agenda
    alienate
    alleged
    allude
    alter
    alternative
    ample
    anecdote
    anonymous
    anti-
    antidote
    apathy
    apprehensive
    appropriate
    arrogant
    ascend
    assess
    audible
    auto-
    avert
    awe
    bestow
    bi-
    bland
    blunt
    candid
    cent-, centi-
    chronic
    chronological
    cite
    coerce
    coherent
    comparable
    compatible
    compel
    compensate
    competent
    compile
    comply
    con-
    concede
    conceive
    concise
    confirm
    consecutive
    consequence
    conservative
    conspicuous
    contempt
    contrary
    controversy
    convey
    data
    deceptive
    deduction
    defect
    defer
    defy
    delete
    delusion
    denounce
    derive
    destiny
    detain
    deter
    deteriorate
    devise
    dialog
    dict
    dimensions
    diminish
    dis-
    disclose
    discriminate
    dismal
    dismay
    dispense
    disperse
    distort
    diversity
    doctrine
    dogmatic
    dominant
    donor
    drastic
    dubious
    ecstatic
    elaborate
    elapse
    elite
    emerge
    en-, em-
    encounter
    endeavor
    endorse
    equate
    erode
    erratic
    essence
    evasive
    exotic
    ex-
    exempt
    exile 
    extensive
    evolve
    fallacy
    fictitious
    finite
    fluent
    forfeit
    fortify
    frugal
    -ful
    futile
    gesture
    graph, gram
    gruesome
    gullible
    harass
    hypocrite
    idealistic
    illuminate
    illusion
    immunity
    impact
    impair
    impartial
    imply
    impose
    impulsive
    in-
    indifferent
    indignant
    indulgent
    inept
    inevitable
    infer
    infinite
    inflict
    ingenious
    inhibit 
    initiate
    innate
    integrity
    inter-
    intervene
    isolate
    lament
    legitimate
    lenient 
    -less
    lethal
    liable
    liberal
    literally
    -logy, -ology
    lure
    mal-
    malicious
    man
    mania
    mediocre
    mem
    menace
    micro-
    miserly
    moderate
    mono-, mon-
    morale
    morbid
    multi
    naive
    notable
    novice
    obsession
    obstacle 
    obstinate
    optimist
    option
    ordeal
    overt
    parallel
    passive
    patron
    ped
    perceptive
    persistent 
    pessimist
    phobia
    phon, phono
    plausible
    port
    post-
    pre-
    pretense
    prevail
    procrastinate
    profound
    prolong
    prominent
    propaganda
    propel
    prospects
    provoke
    prudent
    query
    radical
    rational
    re-
    recede
    recipient
    reciprocate
    recur 
    refrain
    refuge
    refute
    reinforce
    relevant
    reminisce
    remorse
    reprimand
    restrain
    retain
    retort
    retrieve
    revert
    revoke
    ridicule
    ritual
    ruthless
    sadistic
    savor
    scapegoat
    script, scrib
    seclusion
    sedate
    sequence
    severity 
    -ship
    shrewd
    simultaneous
    site
    skeptical
    sophisticated
    spect
    stereotype
    stimulate
    strategy
    sub-
    submit
    subside
    subtle
    summon
    super-
    superficial
    supplement
    surpass
    susceptible
    sustain
    tactic
    tedious
    tele-
    tentative 
    theoretical
    therm-, thermo-
    trans-
    transaction
    transition
    transmit
    treacherous
    tri-
    trivial
    un-
    undermine 
    uni-
    unique
    universal
    urban
    valid
    verify 
    versatile
    vigorous
    vis, vid
    vital
    vivid
    vocation

    Supplementary Materials

    Building Vocabulary Skills includes the following supplements:

    Placement Test. The TP Vocabulary Placement Test is made up of 100 multiple-choice items drawn from Townsend Press vocabulary books. A student's score on this test may be used to determine which TP vocabulary book would be most beneficial to that student. Free and available online or in print.



     


    An Instructor's Edition. Instructor's Editions for all of the vocabulary books are available to teachers with a class adoption of 20 or more students. They are identical to the student books except that they contain answers to all of the activities and tests.


     

     


    A combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank. Available as a PDF for each Vocabulary Series book, the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank contains the Vocabulary Placement Test as well as a pretest and a posttest for the book and for each of its units. It also contains teaching guidelines, suggested syllabi, answer keys, and an additional mastery test for each chapter and unit. Free to educators with an approved account in the Learning Center.
     


    The Learning Center. Free to educators with an approved account, the Learning Center is a digital learning environment that provides resources to accompany the Vocabulary Series. It includes PowerPoints, assessments, and much more! Along with these free materials, the Learning Center also hosts Vocabulary Plus, a comprehensive subscription-based word-building program that brings all the content of our vocabulary text to students' fingertips. 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.