Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus

Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus

Product details

  • Author: Sherrie L. Nist
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-451-5
  • Year: 2014
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 9-10
  • Weight: 1.3 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$16.90
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Overview

Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e teaches 260 essential words and 40 common word parts and is suitable for adult students and English language learners reading at grade levels 9-10. This textbook includes a 10-month subsciption to Vocabulary Plus, our electronic vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our entire Vocabulary Series directly to students' smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Educators, you may request a free desk copy here.

More information

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.

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 ten 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.  Supplements available to adopters 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.

Sample Chapters
 

To see the Preface of Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

To see the Introduction of Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

To see Chapter 1 of Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, click here.

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

Supplementary Materials

 

Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e includes the following supplements:

• An Instructor’s Edition. This full-length text is identical to the student edition except that it contains answers to all the book's practice and test items. 

• A combined Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.  This valuable supplement includes a model syllabus and suggestions for teaching with the text. It also contains: pretests and posttests for the entire book, an extra unit test for each unit, and an extra mastery test for each chapter. Answers to all the book's activities and all the supplemental tests are included as well.

• The Learning Center. A powerful web-based resource, the Learning Center features exercises, tests, PowerPoint files, and an electronic (PDF) edition of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and our popular Vocabulary Placement Test to accompany this book.  Along with these free materials, the Learning Center allows instructors to assign online activities, monitor students' progress, and record their work electronically. 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.