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

 

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 six 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: each of the 300-word books sells for $11.90 net (or $16.90 with Vocabulary Plus). These modest prices mean that the books can serve as inexpensive supplements for any reading or writing course.

Outstanding Supplements. Online supplements include a Vocabulary Placement Test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and online exercises that teach as well as test.

*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.

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


 

This textbook comes bundled with a 10-month subscription to 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.


Key Features of Vocabulary Plus
 

Independent Study (VPi):    A user-friendly, adaptive mode of Vocabulary Plus that individually assesses students and manages assignments. Suitable for classes and/or individual students, VPi dynamically adjusts difficulty to keep students challenged and motivated. And it rewards them too! Plus educators can view students' progress with a simple click. Learn more about VPi here.

 

 


 Integrated eBooks: A subscription to Vocabulary Plus includes eBooks of all six texts in the TP Vocabulary Series. If you prefer the layout of a book and want to refer to content of a specific page, you can do so with a click. With Vocabulary Plus, the entire Vocabulary Series is at your fingertips!


Expanded Chapter Exercises for the six books in our Vocabulary Series. Depending on the titles, this includes anywhere from 6–8 interactive, instructive activities! Each includes item-specific feedback that helps students learn their new words.




 


Word Parts Chapters that teach prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students who learn these word parts will be better equipped to decipher the meanings of thousands of other words in which they appear.

 

 

 

 


Unit Reviews including crossword puzzles, analogies, and synonym and antonym activities adapted from the printed books.

 

 


Sentence Writing Activities, all new for Vocabulary Plus, allow students to compose sentences online to show their understanding of newly-learned words. Instructors can easily review and score these sentences online.

 

 


Online Tests: Two online tests, unique to the web and not found in our texts, are available for each chapter in Vocabulary Plus. With these tests, Vocabulary Plus actually offers more content than our books!

 

 

 


Enhanced Items: Items in Vocabulary Plus take advantage of new, upgraded technical capabilities. Sentence Check 2 and Final Check, for example, now offer more challenging answer choices. In addition, Vocabulary in Context items now provide students with two context sentences to help them infer each word’s meaning at the start of the chapter.

 


Review Words: Words taught in earlier chapters are reinforced later as Vocabulary Review words. These words include definitions to refresh students’ memories and help them retain the words they learned in previous chapters. In addition, SAT and GRE high-frequency words are given extra attention—an added real-world connection!

 

 


Audio and Visual Support: Each vocabulary word in Vocabulary Plus includes a pronunciation guide AND an audio link of the word being spoken. Click a word, and Vocabulary Plus will pronounce it for you. In addition, pictures are used to introduce many words. This visual context helps students better understand and remember vocabulary words. See for yourself!


 


Intuitive Controls: People who use our Learning Center remark about how user-friendly it is. Vocabulary Plus is just as simple to use. Try it today!

 


Detailed Score Reports: Teachers using Vocabulary Plus will be able to view precise details about student progress. Individual and group results are available and easily exported. In addition, you’ll be able to see the actual items students complete, the correct answers for each item (with explanations), and the answer choices students submitted. This useful data will allow you to focus class time on the specific skills that are challenging to your students.

 


 

Want to Know More?

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

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

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.

Supplementary Materials

Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e includes the following supplements:

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.