Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e, with Vocabulary Plus

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Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e, with Vocabulary Plus

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos & Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-533-8
  • Year: 2018
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 11-12
  • Weight: 1.3 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$16.90
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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 11-12. This text also comes bundled with a 10-month subscription to Vocabulary Plus, our electronic vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our entire Vocabulary Series directly to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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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.

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

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

Standards Aligned. TP’s Vocabulary Series is a comprehensive, research-based approach to vocabulary instruction aligned with the Common Core Standards for Vocabulary in Grades 5-12. 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

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

     

    abrasive
    adept
    admonish
    adroit
    advocate
    ambiguous
    a-, an-
    analogy
    anima
    annihilate
    ante-, anti-
    antipathy
    antithesis
    arch-, archy
    assimilate
    attrition
    atrophy
    auspicious
    austere
    autonomy
    belligerent
    ben-, bene-
    berate
    bibl-, biblio-
    bolster
    bureaucratic
    charlatan
    chide
    chron, chrono-
    -cian, -ian
    -cide
    circumvent
    clandestine
    coalition
    cohesive
    collaborate
    commensurate
    complement
    connoisseur
    connotation
    conspiracy
    constituent
    contention
    contingency
    contrite
    corroborate
    criterion
    culmination
    de-
    dec-
    decorum
    demeanor
    denunciation
    deplore
    depreciate
    deprivation
    deride
    derogatory
    despondent
    detriment
    dexterous
    diabolic
    dilapidated
    discreet
    discretion
    disparity
    disseminate
    dissident
    dissipate
    distraught
    diverge
    docile
    dorm
    dormant
    duc, duct
    -ee
    egocentric
    emanate
    emancipate
    embellish
    emulate
    -en
    encompass
    entrepreneur
    equivocate
    eradicate
    esoteric
    espouse
    estrange
    euphoric
    exacerbate
    exhilaration
    exhort
    exonerate
    exorbitant
    expedite
    extenuating
    extra-
    extricate
    fabricate
    facetious
    facilitate
    facsimile
    fastidious
    fid
    flamboyant
    flout
    foible
    forestall
    fortuitous
    fraudulent
    fritter
    germane
    gregarious
    grievous
    grotesque
    heinous
    hierarchy
    hoist
    holistic
    homo-
    homogeneous
    idiosyncrasy
    illicit
    imminent
    impeccable
    impede
    impending
    imperative
    impetuous
    implement
    impromptu
    inadvertent
    inane
    incapacitate
    inclusive
    incongruous
    indigenous
    indiscriminate
    indolent
    infallible
    inference
    inherent
    innocuous
    innuendo
    inquisitive
    insidious
    insinuate
    instigate
    integral
    interrogate
    intuition
    inundate
    irreparable
    irrevocable
    -ism
    ject
    jurisdiction
    juxtapose
    lethargy
    liability
    liaison
    liber, liver-
    log-, logue
    lucid
    macabre
    magnanimous
    mandate
    masochist
    maudlin
    mesmerize
    metamorphosis
    meticulous
    misconstrue
    miss, mit
    mitigate
    mort
    nebulous
    nonchalant
    notorious
    nov
    noxious
    objective
    oblivious
    obsequious
    obtrusive
    oct-, octo-
    omnipotent
    opportune
    optimum
    orthodox
    ostentatious
    ostracize
    -ous
    pan-
    panacea
    paramount
    perfunctory
    permeate
    phil-, phile
    pinnacle
    placebo
    platitude
    plight
    poly-
    precarious
    precipitate
    predisposed
    preposterous
    presumptuous
    prim, prime
    proficient
    prognosis
    proliferation
    prolific
    promiscuous
    propensity
    provocative
    quandary
    rancor
    raucous
    rebuke
    recourse
    recrimination
    rect
    redeem
    regress
    reinstate
    reiterate
    rejuvenate
    relegate
    relinquish
    replete
    reprehensible
    repudiate
    repugnant
    resilient
    reticent
    retribution
    retrospect
    robust
    rudimentary
    sanction
    scenario
    scoff
    scrupulous
    sedentary
    sensory
    sham
    solace
    solicitous
    sordid
    spontaneous
    sporadic
    squelch
    standardize
    staunch
    stigma
    stint
    stringent
    subordinate
    subsidize
    subversive
    superficially
    superfluous
    sur-
    symmetrical
    sym, syn
    synchronize
    tantamount
    tempo, tempor
    ten
    tenacious
    tenet
    tenuous
    terse
    transgress
    travesty
    tumult
    turbulent
    ubiquitous
    unassuming
    unilateral
    unprecedented
    utilitarian
    utopia
    validate
    vehement
    venerate
    ver
    verbose
    vicariousvindicate
    vit, viv
    voc, vok
    vociferous
    vol
    yen
    zealot
    zenith


     

    Common Core State Standards Fulfilled by TP's Vocabulary Series

     

    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.

    TP's Vocabulary Series is a comprehensive, research-based approach to vocabulary instruction aligned with the Common Core Standards for Vocabulary in Grades 4–12. 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. (For a complete listing of the CCSS, please visit www.corestandards.org.

    The TP Vocabulary Series fulfills the following Common Core State Standards:

    College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: R.4 and L.4–6

    Grade-Level Standards: RF.4.3, 5.3

    RL.4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9–10.4, 11–12.4

    RI.4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9–10.4, 11–12.4

    L.4.4–6, 5.4–6, 6.4–6, 7.4–6, 8.4–6, 9–10.4–6, 11–12.4–6

    For more than two decades, the TP Vocabulary Series has helped millions of students learn the words they need for success in the classroom—and beyond. You be the judge of whether our effective, affordable series can work for your students, too.

    This textbook comes bundled with a 10-month subscription to Vocabulary Plus, a powerful online vocabulary-building program that brings the TP Vocabulary Series to your tablet or computer for the cost of a single book.

    Download a complete brochure to learn more, or visit our Learning Center.


    Key Features of Vocabulary Plus
     

     

    Independent Study (VPi): An adaptive mode of Vocabulary Plus that assesses students and manages assignments automatically. Suitable for classes and/or individual students, VPi dynamically adjusts difficulty to keep students challenged and motivated. And it rewards them too! Learn more about VPi here.

     


     Integrated eBooks: A subscription to Vocabulary Plus includes eBooks of all nine texts in the TP Vocabulary Series. Pages match exactly to the printed books, and students can even mark or annotate them using their devices.

     


    Tests & Activities: Vocabulary Plus includes digital versions of all chapter activities from our printed books. In addition, two digital bonus tests have been added to each chapter. The result: Vocabulary Plus has even more content than our books!

     


    Enhanced Items: Vocabulary Plus takes advantage technical abilities unavailable to books. Vocabulary in Context items have been doubled and feature pictures to help visual learners. Sentence Check 2 items now offer more challenging answer choices. All items feature instructive feedback.

     


    Sights and Sounds: Each vocabulary word in Vocabulary Plus includes a pronunciation guide AND a clickable audio link of the word being spoken. In addition, many words also feature lively pictures to help students better understand and remember their meanings.

     

     


    Review and SAT Words: Words taught in previous chapters are reinforced as review words in Vocabulary Plus. Review words refresh students’ memories and help them retain what they learned. In addition, SAT and GRE high-frequency words are given extra attention.

     


    Data and Administration: Vocabulary Plus allows teachers to set assignments and monitor individual progress. Educators can also view the exact items students complete, the correct answers for those items (with explanations), and the answer choices students submitted. This data allows you to focus instruction where it's needed.

     


    Automatic Assessment: VPi begins by individually assessing each student's vocabulary level. Students log in, click "Begin" and complete their assessment. Within minutes, they know their level and where to start. You do too.

     


    Differentiated Instruction: Based on students' unique assessment scores, VPi places them into one of six levels that correspond to the grade level of our books. It then monitors progress, allowing students to advance chapters and skill levels when they've shown mastery.

     


     Motivation & Incentives: VPi rewards student progress. Earning high scores, completing chapters, mastering words, and advancing to a higher level are all achievements for which VPi awards students badges.

     


     

    Want to Know More?

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

    Supplementary Materials

    Advancing 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.

    Measures of Success

    Vocabulary Plus Independent Study provides educators with comprehensive class and individual progress data. It also supplies information to students so they can see and track their accomplishments. Here's some of the data that's provided in VPi.
     

    Weekly Progress Summary: Students can view their weekly and cumulative results each time they log in. Summaries include average scores, number of words mastered, assignments completed, and amount of time spent working.

     

     

     


    Detailed Activity Feed: Teachers can view a detailed Activity Log for each student. The log shows which assignments students completed, when and how long they worked, and the scores they achieved. Items that challenged students appear in gray, alerting teachers to areas in which students may need assistance.

     


    Achievement tracking: To motivate and encourage students, VPi awards acheivement badges. High scores, chapter and test completion, levelling up, and mastering words are events for which badges are awarded.

     

     


    Class Score Reports: Teachers can access detailed class reports at any time. They include students' initial assessment results; the number of activities, chapters, and units they've completed; the scores for each, along with the amount of time they've worked; and any achievements they've earned. Individual and class averages are also provided.



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