Improving Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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Improving Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos & Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-526-0
  • Year: 2018
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 10-11
  • 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 10-11.

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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

     

    absolve
    abstain
    acclaim
    adamant
    adjacent
    affiliate
    agnostic
    alleviate
    allusion
    aloof
    altruistic
    ambivalent
    amiable
    amoral
    animosity
    ann, enn
    antagonist
    appease
    arbitrary
    aspire
    assail
    aster-, astro-
    -ate
    attest
    attribute
    audi, audio-
    augment
    averse
    avid
    banal

    benefactor
    benevolent
    benign
    bio-
    bizarre
    blasé
    blatant
    blight
    calamity
    charisma
    claim, clam
    commemorate
    complacent
    comprehensive
    comprise
    concurrent
    condescend
    condone
    conducive
    confiscate
    congenial
    consensus
    constitute
    constrict
    contemplate
    contemporary 
    contend
    contra-
    contrive
    conventional
    conversely
    cor, cour
    covert
    credible
    cryptic 
    cursory
    curt
    curtail
    cycl, cyclo-
    cynic 
    decipher
    default
    deficient
    deficit
    degenerate
    demise
    demoralize
    depict
    deplete
    designate
    deterrent
    detract
    detrimental
    devastate
    deviate
    devoid 
    di-, du-
    digress
    dilemma
    diligent
    discern
    disdain
    dispatch
    dispel 
    dissent
    diversion
    divulge
    -dom
    dwindle
    eccentric
    elation
    elicit
    empathy
    encounter
    endow
    engross
    enhance
    enigma
    epitome
    -er, -or
    escalate 
    esteem
    euphemism
    evoke
    exemplify
    exhaustive
    explicit 
    exploit
    expulsion
    extrovert
    facade
    fallible
    falter
    feasible
    feign
    fin
    fiscal
    flagrant
    flaunt
    flex, flect
    flippant
    fluctuate
    forc, fort
    formulate
    frenzy 
    furtive
    -fy
    -gamy
    gape
    garble
    gaunt
    genial
    geo-
    gist
    glib
    gloat
    habitat
    hamper
    haughty
    -hood
    hum
    hyper-
    hypothetical
    il-, im-
    immaculate
    impasse
    implausible
    implication
    implicit
    implore
    improvise
    incentive
    inclination
    incoherent
    incorporate
    indispensable
    inequity
    infamous
    infirmity
    infringe
    infuriate
    inhibition
    innovation
    intercede
    interim
    intermittent
    intimidate
    intricate
    intrinsic
    introvert
    irate
    ironic
    il-, im-
    immaculate
    impasse
    implausible
    implication
    implicit
    implore
    improvise
    incentive
    inclination
    incoherent
    incorporate
    indispensable
    inequity
    infamous
    infirmity
    infringe
    infuriate
    inhibition
    innovation
    intercede
    interim
    intermittent
    intimidate
    intricate
    intrinsic
    introvert
    irate
    ironic
    -ish
    jeopardize
    latent
    legacy
    libel
    longevity
    lucrative
    -ly
    magni-, magn-
    magnitude
    malign
    mandatory
    mediate
    menial
    mercenary
    methodical
    mis-
    mobile
    mortify
    mundane
    muted
    niche
    nocturnal
    nominal
    non-
    nullify
    nurture
    obsolete
    ominous
    omni-
    orient
    pacify

    paradox
    pater, patri-
    path, -pathy
    pathetic
    pend
    perception
    persevere
    phob
    plagiarism
    poignant
    ponder
    pop
    pragmatic
    precedent
    predominant
    prerequisite
    pretentious
    prevalent
    pro-
    prompt
    prone
    proponent
    pseudonym
    psych-, psycho-
    punitive
    qualm
    quart, quadr-
    quest
    rapport
    rationale
    recession
    reconcile
    rect
    redundant
    rehabilitate
    relentless
    render
    repertoire
    reprisal
    retaliate
    retort
    revitalize
    revulsion
    rigor
    rupture
    sabotage
    sanctuary
    saturate
    scrutiny
    secular
    semi-
    shun
    sibling
    simulate
    sinister
    smug 
    sneer
    sparse
    speculate
    squander
    subjective
    subsequent
    succinct
    succumb
    suffice
    syndrome
    taint
    tangible
    terminate
    the, theo-
    transcend
    transient
    traumatic
    turmoil 
    venture
    viable
    vile
    vindictive
    virile
    vivacious
    vulnerable
    waive

    -ward
    wary
    zeal

     

     

     

    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

    Improving 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.