Mastering Vocabulary Skills

Mastering Vocabulary Skills

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos and Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-558-1
  • Year: 2019
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 12+
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$11.90
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Overview

Mastering Vocabulary Skills was formerly titled Advanced Word Power, 2/e.

 

Mastering Vocabulary Skills is the most advanced text in the Townsend Press Vocabulary Series.

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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.

    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 
     


    aberration
    abstemious
    abstract
    abstruse
    accolade
    accommodate
    acquiesce
    aesthetic
    affable
    affinity
    altercation
    ambivalence
    ameliorate
    amicable
    anarchy
    anomaly
    apocryphal
    appall
    archaic
    arduous
    articulate
    ascetic
    assent
    assiduous
    assuage
    astute
    authoritarian
    aversion
    belittle
    biased
    blasphemy
    blithe
    bombastic
    brevity
    brusque
    buoyant
    cacophony
    cajole
    callous
    capitulate
    capricious
    catalyst
    catharsis
    caustic
    censure
    chastise
    circumspect
    clairvoyant
    clamor
    clemency
    coalesce
    cognizant
    colloquial
    commiserate
    composure
    conciliatory
    congenital
    contiguous
    contract
    convivial
    copious
    cordial
    crass
    credulous
    cultivate

    dearth
    debilitate
    decadence
    defame
    deference
    delineate
    depravity
    deprecate
    desecrate
    despot
    desultory
    devious
    diatribe
    didactic
    diffident
    diminutive
    discerning
    discordant
    discrepancy
    disparage
    dispassionate
    dissonance
    duplicity
    eclectic
    edifice
    efface
    effervescent
    egregious
    eloquent
    elucidate
    elusive
    enervate
    engender
    enmity
    ephemeral
    equanimity
    equivocal
    erroneous
    erudite
    eulogy
    evanescent
    exalt
    exemplary
    expedient
    extol
    extraneous
    exuberance
    fallacious
    fervor
    fledgling
    formidable
    frivolous
    garner
    garrulous
    gratuitous
    gravity
    grueling
    guile
    hackneyed
    haphazard
    hardy
    heed
    heist
    heretic
    hindrance
    hyperbole
    hypocrisy
    iconoclast
    immutable
    impassive
    incessant
    incidental
    incipient
    incisive
    incite
    incontrovertible
    incorrigible
    indefatigable
    indict
    indigent
    indoctrinate
    induce
    inexorable
    infraction
    ingratiate
    inscrutable
    insipid
    insolvent
    insurgent
    intangible
    intractable
    irascible
    irrefutable
    irresolute
    jargon
    judicious
    kindle
    laconic
    lampoon
    languish
    lassitude
    laudable
    lavish
    levity
    listless
    loquacious
    ludicrous
    malevolent
    marred
    meager
    meander
    misanthrope
    mollify
    morose
    nefarious
    negate
    negligent
    nonchalance
    obliterate
    obtuse
    officious
    opaque
    opulence
    painstaking
    paradigm
    paragon
    parochial
    parsimonious
    partisan
    paucity
    peerless
    peripheral
    peruse
    phenomenon
    pique
    placate
    placid
    pompous
    ponderous
    potent
    preclude
    precocious
    predecessor
    predilection
    premonition
    prerogative
    prestigious
    prodigal
    prodigious
    profane
    profusion
    progeny
    propriety
    provincial
    proximity
    pugnacious
    querulous
    quixotic
    raze
    rebuff
    recalcitrant
    recapitulate
    recluse
    rectify
    renounce
    renown
    reproach
    rescind
    resigned
    resolution
    respite
    retract
    reverent
    rigorous
    sagacious
    salutary
    satirical
    scanty
    scrutinize
    serene
    servile
    somber
    soporific
    spurious
    spurn
    stagnant
    static
    steadfast
    stealthy
    stoic
    stupor
    subjugate
    submissive
    substantiate
    sullen
    supercilious
    supplant
    suppress
    surmise
    surreptitious
    sycophant
    tacit
    taciturn
    tactless
    tawdry
    temerity
    temper
    therapeutic
    thwart
    tirade
    torpor
    trepidation
    trite
    turbulence
    unassailable
    uniform
    unimpeachable
    unobtrusive
    unscathed
    untenable
    urbane
    usurp
    vacillate
    vilify
    virtuoso
    virulent
    vitriolic
    volatile
    voluminous
    voracious
    wanton
    whet
    whimsical
    writhe
    zany

      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

      Mastering 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.

      Sample Chapters

      To see the "To the Instructor" chapter of Mastering Vocabulary Skills, click here. (Coming Soon)

      To see the "To the Student" chapter of Mastering Vocabulary Skills, click here. (Coming Soon)

      To see Chapter 1 of Mastering Vocabulary Skills, click here. (Coming Soon)