This fun student vocabulary workbook has 36 lessons that are classroom-tested and student-approved! It’s full of word-play, jokes, puns, humorous stories, and verbal “jousting!” Because it teaches vocabulary in an entertaining way, students don’t even think it’s “work!” The words end up in long-term memory, and students will remember them long after they’ve finished the workbook.
Using proven vocabulary strategies, each lesson in the student vocabulary workbook has:
- 10 college-prep vocabulary words
- Words grouped by theme
- A clever lesson title that will “hook” students
- 5 different vocabulary activities for maximum exposure
- Definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and fill-in-the-blank
- A writing activity
- Imaginative illustrations
- Entertaining stories
- A quiz!
- No answers (Answers included in Teacher’s Edition)
Bonus features: Optional writing activities are included in the workbook help students move from personal to academic writing in four easy steps. There’s also an extra crossword puzzle just for fun!
Nancy Carroll, English/Language Arts Tutor – Arleta, CA –
What’s That Word? brilliantly engages students by both challenging and encouraging them to utilize language in ways they respond to best: creative writing exercises, clever word games, and contemporary worksheets. Ms. Yale, an accomplished educator, has written a workbook of vocabulary activities guaranteed to capture the focus of students everywhere; her thematically organized chapters keep each assignment connected to the following assignment–and much like a compelling narrative, students are propelled to complete their assignments. She has packaged academic vocabulary like Disneyland. Your students will be too busy enjoying the rides to recognize the required language arts standards they are surpassing. In addition, you will appreciate the whimsical illustrations (a hallmark of Yak Press). This is a vocabulary workbook for 21st century educators and students alike.
Desiree Hamill, AP Comp Teacher, Palmdale, CA –
Filled with SAT exam words, this traditional academic workbook is an engaging approach to learning vocabulary. Though the illustrations might make it more appealing to younger adolescents, the actual word lists are all college-prep. (And who knows, older kids might associate fun with the activity as a result of the artwork.) Used it with my honors nine students and they did the work and performed well on the quiz afterwards. I especially like the way the words are grouped thematically. Made it easier to build connections and relationships when we discussed and worked with the words.