Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary, 5/e

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Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary, 5/e

Product details

  • Author: Eliza Comodromos and Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-556-7
  • Year: 2019
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 7-8
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Availability: In stock
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Overview

A higher-level text than Vocabulary Basics, this edition of Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary features a revamped design.

More information

Educators, please click here to request a desk copy.

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.

    Changes in this Edition:

    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.

     


    Updated digital content: All new and revised items in our printed books have also been released* in Vocabulary Plus, our web-based digital vocabulary building program. *Available July 1, 2019.

     


     


    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 today 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 book in this revision cycle to feature content and situations suited to readers of all ages. This impulse has led to changes in each activity, chapter, test, and unit review for all nine booksmaking 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 Vocabluary Plus have also been updated (and feature their own shuffle capability).

     



    Download a complete brochure or visit our Learning Center to explore Vocabulary Plus Independent Study for your classes.

    Word List

     

    abandon
    abolish
    abrupt
    abundant
    accompany
    accurate
    accustomed
    acquire
    adequate
    advise
    aggravate
    agonizing
    alert
    analyze
    anticipate
    anxious
    apparent
    appeal
    approximately
    artificial
    assert
    associate
    assume
    assure
    astonish
    attitude
    authentic
    automatic
    awkward
    barrier
    betray
    bewilder
    bluff
    brutal
    burden
    capability
    category
    cease
    challenge
    characteristic
    circumstances
    clarify
    classify
    coincide
    commitment
    communicate
    comparison
    complex
    complicate
    comprehend
    concept
    conflict
    confront
    conscience
    conscious
    consent
    considerable
    consist
    consistent
    content
    contrast
    convert
    convince
    cope
    corrupt
    counsel
    critical
    crucial
    current
    customary
    debate
    decay
    deceive
    deliberate
    demonstrate
    dependent
    deprive
    desperate
    detect
    determine
    devote
    discard
    discipline
    discomfort
    discredit
    displace
    dispose
    dispute
    disregard
    disrupt
    distinct
    divert
    dominate
    dramatic
    duplicate
    duration
    eager
    earnest
    economical
    elementary
    eligible
    eliminate
    emotion
    emphasis
    endure
    energetic
    enforce
    enumerate
    essential
    establish
    estimate
    evade
    evaluate
    evident
    exaggerate
    excerpt
    excessive
    exclaim
    exclude
    exhibit
    expand
    extend
    external
    extraordinary
    extravagant 
    fatigue
    fertile
    fiction
    flimsy
    foresight
    formal
    fragile
    fragment
    frank
    frantic
    frequency
    frustration
    fulfill
    function
    fundamental
    furthermore
    harsh
    hesitate
    hinder
    horizontal
    hospitality
    hostile
    humane
    humiliate 
    identical
    idle
    illustrate
    immense
    impression
    improper
    impulse
    incredible
    indicate
    industrious
    inferior
    influence
    inhabit
    intentional
    interference
    internal
    interpret
    interval
    investigate
    justify
    juvenile
    legible
    linger 
    magnify
    maintain
    mature
    maximum
    miniature
    minimum
    miserable
    misinterpret
    misleading
    mistrust
    modify
    monotonous 
    neutral
    nevertheless 
    objection
    obnoxious
    obtain
    occur
    originate
    outspoken
    overcome
    overwhelm 
    particular
    peculiar
    peer
    penalize
    perceive
    persecute
    phrase
    plea
    possess
    postpone
    potential
    practical
    precaution
    precede
    precise
    preconception
    preference
    presentable
    preserve
    prey
    primary
    principal
    procedure
    promote
    propose
    prosper
    protest
    pursue
    random
    realistic
    recollect
    reduction
    reform
    rejection
    reliable
    reluctant
    remedy
    remote
    renew
    represent
    resemble
    resent
    resort
    resources
    respond
    restore
    revise
    revive
    rigid
    sanitary
    security
    seize
    senseless
    severe
    shallow
    significant
    singular
    sole
    solemn
    solitary
    soothe
    spectacle
    spite
    sprawl
    spurt
    stern
    stress
    strive
    stun
    substance
    suitable
    surplus
    symbolize
    sympathize
    temporary
    tendency
    theme
    theory
    thorough
    thrive
    tolerance
    toxic
    tragic
    trait
    transfer
    transform
    transparent
    trifle
    triumph
    ultimate
    unanimous
    unstable
    utilize
    vague
    vanish
    vanity
    variety
    vary
    vast
    verdict
    version
    vertical
    vicinity
    wholesome
    withdraw

      Supplementary Materials

      Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary 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.

      Sample Chapters

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