Vocabulary Basics, 2/e
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.
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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.
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