Vocabulary Basics, 2/e

Vocabulary Basics, 2/e

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  • Author: Judith Nadell and Beth Johnson
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-235-7
  • Year: 2011
  • Page count: 258
  • Reading level: 5-6
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$11.90
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Overview

The newest edition of the most fundamental book in the Townsend Press Vocabulary Series.

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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 seven 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 or review activities, crossword puzzle reviews, repeated words from one chapter to the next, and opportunities for using the words in discussion and writing.  There are also 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 student 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.

Outstanding Supplements. Supplements include a vocabulary placement test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank that teach as well as test. 

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 materials. Click here to learn more about subscription options, including discounted digital/textbook bundles.

 

 

 

    Sample Chapters

     

    To see the "To the Instructor" chapter of Vocabulary Basics, 2/e, click here.

    To see the "To the Student" chapter of Vocabulary Basics, 2/e, click here.

    To see Chapter 1 of Vocabulary Basics, 2/e, click here.

    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

      Supplementary Materials

       

      Vocabulary Basics 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, an electronic (PDF) edition of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and our popular Vocabulary Placement Tests to accompany this book.  Along with these 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.