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leagye | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM via web

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Vocabulary program

Our English department is currently searching for a school-wide (grades 9-12) vocabulary program that emphasizes roots and derivatives. If anyone has titles that they like, please let me know. Thanks.

 

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kajla | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 27, 2008 at 9:01 PM (Answer #2)

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Sadler -Oxford has a great program with levels A - E. It has roots, derivatives, sentence usage, definitions, as well as synonynm - antonym drills. I've used them for years and prefer their program because of the many levels. It's titled Vocabulary Workshop.

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amethystrose | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted March 28, 2008 at 3:10 AM (Answer #3)

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I like Preswick House's Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families.  I've got levels I-IV that I use for SAT prep and they work well for my struggling students.  The books give the meaning of the roots as well as related vocabulary words.  After we've worked twenty roots, I have kids go on a search through the literature we are reading to find words using those roots.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 28, 2008 at 6:11 AM (Answer #4)

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Holt Rinehart Winston has a good workbook called Vocabulary Workshop. It covers word origins and stresses analogies.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 28, 2008 at 7:43 AM (Answer #5)

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I like to use the Illustrated Word Smart by the Princeton Review.  It helps kids put into cartoon pictures the word--visualizing it and making it more permanently in their visual brains.

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leagye | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM (Answer #6)

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I like Preswick House's Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families.  I've got levels I-IV that I use for SAT prep and they work well for my struggling students.  The books give the meaning of the roots as well as related vocabulary words.  After we've worked twenty roots, I have kids go on a search through the literature we are reading to find words using those roots.

As a matter of fact, that exact program is one that I just requested a review copy of from the publisher. I looked at some sample pages on their Web site and it looked very promising. This is good news! Thank you.

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cidwick | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 28, 2008 at 1:24 PM (Answer #7)

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Vocabulary program

Our English department is currently searching for a school-wide (grades 9-12) vocabulary program that emphasizes roots and derivatives. If anyone has titles that they like, please let me know. Thanks.

 

HRW is great for vocabulary development, but use it in tandem with Amsco's Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student. The second reinforces the first with Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes and roots. That way you are reinforcing what HRW's vocabulary program offers but does not emphasize.

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cidwick | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 28, 2008 at 1:27 PM (Answer #8)

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Holt Rinehart Winston has a good workbook called Vocabulary Workshop. It covers word origins and stresses analogies.

In tandem with Amsco's Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student, it's great, but HRW doesn't emphasize the Latin/Greek roots, suffixes and prefixes.  I does, however, give great advice on context clues.

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xosweetangl3xo | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 13, 2008 at 5:50 AM (Answer #9)

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Vocabulary program

Our English department is currently searching for a school-wide (grades 9-12) vocabulary program that emphasizes roots and derivatives. If anyone has titles that they like, please let me know. Thanks.

 

  ther is a school called the tri county volcational high school u should check it out it will help u

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted October 29, 2008 at 11:53 AM (Answer #10)

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#5, that resource is a great one for visual learners, but I also find it patronizing to older students.

In the past when I've used it, they look at me like I'm crazy and roll their eyes a lot.

They do however learn the words.

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epollock | Valedictorian

Posted May 11, 2009 at 10:23 PM (Answer #11)

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Our school has used Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis for many years. It gets the students interested in new words and includes some grammar review sections. The book tends to focus on moving vocabulary words into short-term memory by continual reinforcement of key words in each section.

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