Building Vocabulary Skills, 5/e, with Vocabulary Plus

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Building Vocabulary Skills, 5/e, with Vocabulary Plus

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos & Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-531-4
  • Year: 2018
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 9-10
  • 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 9-10. 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

     

    -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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Educators, please click here to request a desk copy.