Vocabulary Basics, 3/e with Vocabulary Plus

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Vocabulary Basics, 3/e with Vocabulary Plus

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos and Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-560-4
  • Year: 2019
  • Page count: 246
  • Reading level: 5-6
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$16.90
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Overview

The most fundamental book in the Townsend Press Vocabulary Series,

PLUS a 10-month subsciption to Vocabulary Plus!

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Educators, please click here to request a desk copy.

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).

     



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    Word List

     

    ability
    accuse
    achieve
    admire
    admit
    advance
    advice
    agreement
    alarm
    allow
    amazed
    appear
    approach
    arrange
    assist
    attack
    attempt
    attract
    available
    avoid
    aware
    benefit
    bold
    cancel
    capable
    careless
    cautious
    claim
    collapse
    comfortable
    comment
    common
    compete
    competent
    conceal
    conclusion
    condemn
    condition
    confident
    confusion
    consider
    constant
    contain
    continue
    contribute
    courteous
    create
    curious
    daily
    damage
    damp
    decrease
    defeat
    defect
    defend
    definite
    delay
    delicate
    depend
    detail
    develop
    devour
    disaster
    discover
    disgust
    dismiss
    distant
    distract
    distressed
    donate
    dull
    duty
    effective
    effort
    embarrassed
    embrace
    emerge
    emphasize
    encourage
    enemy
    enormous
    entertain
    envy
    event
    examine
    excess
    excuse
    exhaust
    expect
    experience
    experiment
    expert
    explore
    express
    fact
    failure
    familiar
    fascinate
    flaw
    flexible
    fortunate
    furious
    generous
    glance
    glare
    gradual
    grasp
    gratitude
    grief
    guarantee
    helpless
    hollow
    hopeless
    humble
    humor
    ideal
    identify
    ignore
    imagine
    imitate
    impossible
    incident
    include
    increase
    injury
    insist
    inspect
    inspire
    insulting
    intend
    intense
    interrupt
    intimate
    introduce
    involve
    irritate
    isolate
    labor
    leisure
    locate
    logical
    loyal
    major
    mention
    minor
    modern
    modest
    motivated
    necessary
    negative
    normal
    notice
    numerous
    observe
    occasion
    occupy
    odor
    opinion
    opportunity
    oppose
    original
    panic
    perform
    permanent
    permit
    persist
    personal
    persuade
    pleasant
    popular
    portion
    positive
    praise
    precious
    predict
    prepare
    pretend
    prevent
    previous
    produce
    progress
    protect
    provide
    public
    purpose
    quarrel
    reaction
    realize
    recognize
    refer
    refuse
    regret
    relieved
    request
    require
    resist
    resolve
    respect
    reveal
    reverse
    rival
    sample
    satisfy
    scarce
    seldom
    select
    sensitive
    separate
    similar
    sincere
    sociable
    solution
    specific
    struggle
    stubborn
    succeed
    sufficient
    suggest
    support
    suppose
    surround
    survive
    suspect
    talent
    tempt
    tension
    timid
    tolerate
    tradition
    tremendous
    uncertain
    unite
    unusual
    urge
    vacant
    value
    victim
    volunteer
    weary
    wonder

      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.

      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.

      Sample Chapters

      To see the "To the Instructor" chapter of Vocabulary Basics, 3/e, click here. (Coming Soon)

      To see the "To the Student" chapter of Vocabulary Basics, 3/e, click here. (Coming Soon)

      To see Chapter 1 of Vocabulary Basics, 3/e, click here. (Coming Soon)