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No Fear English Vocabulary (SparkNotes No Fear Skills)
SparkNotes Editors
1411401360
July 2004
Paperback
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Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionary
Jeff Foxworthy
1400064651
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Busted (SparkNotes SAT Vocabulary Novels)
Emma Harrison
141140081X
January 2004
Paperback
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100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know
American Heritage Dictionaries
0618443797
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the success of 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know, the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries have developed this new book of 100 words tailored especially to high school freshmen. This second book in the 100 Words series focuses on the kinds of words that a successful middle school graduate can learn from rigorous coursework in a variety of subjects and that nearly every freshman will encounter over the course of the school year.The words have been chosen with various criteria in mind. Some represent key concepts in important areas of the curriculum, while others are more familiar in meaning but present challenges of spelling or usage. All are words that students can expect to see regularly in their high school reading and beyond. And each word is fully defined as well as shown in...


Building Your Vocabulary (Scholastic Guides)

0439285623


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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-This resource supplies a wealth of information. Chapters are devoted to prefixes, roots, and suffixes; word families; homonyms and homographs; understanding the meaning of words using context clues; how to use a dictionary and thesaurus; and how to increase one's vocabulary using techniques such as games. Interesting information on the longest words in the English language, how words change in meaning and usage over time, and many tables and lists round out this useful volume. Each chapter begins with a humorous illustration, and many additional pictures are scattered throughout. The use of a light blue for words discussed, italics, and different types of fonts add interest and visual appeal to the pages. Chapters end with "Extra" pages, highlighted in blue, that give additional details, a game, or...


Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12

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Education Book Review, April 1999
...Words, Words, Words does provide a range of strategies, solidly backed by research, for offering students of any age a rich learning experience that will enhance their vocabulary and may even help them enjoy playing with words and language. Any teacher who is interested in exploring new ways of teaching new words should read this book.

Teaching K-8, May 1999
Words, Words, Words...Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 is a terrific resource to have available in your classroom. Author Janet Allen uses a conversational tone and puts vocabulary research into perspective when she talks about our own research as teachers and the research of "noted authorities." Once Ms. Allen sets the scene for her comments, she goes on to take what we've learned from research and...


Vampire Dreams (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)

1411400836
January 2004
Paperback
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Word Smart, 3rd Edition
Adam Robinson
0375762183
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The words people use say a lot about them. Some words say that they are smart, persuasive, and informed. Others say that they don't know what they're talking about. Knowing which words to use and how to use them are keys to getting the most from one's mind and to communicating effectively.

To find out which words readers absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults. The Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. Editors threw out words that most people know and focused on the words that people misunderstand or misuse.

TPR also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to...


Sun-Kissed (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)
Belinda Ray
1411400801
January 2004
Paperback
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The Marino Mission
Karen B. Chapman
0764578316
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up -Alexa is not happy about having to go to Central America for the summer with her marine biologist mother, who will be working there. The teen meets a local boy and makes friends with the lab's dolphin. When the animal's baby is taken by members of a rival lab, the teens set out to find out why and what they plan to do with it. The author incorporates 1000 SAT vocabulary words into the novel. Each one is footnoted at the bottom of the page with its definition. This is a great idea. Not only can students read a fast-paced and fun story, but they can also learn potentially unfamiliar words without a great deal of effort. The writing and character development are actually good and the DNA-lab setting is believable, as is the story line. The Marino Mission may not be a literary standout, but as a...


Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction
Isabel L. Beck, et al
1572307536
March 20, 2002
Paperback
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Review
"Vocabulary is the bedrock supporting academic language proficiency. Without any doubt, speech-language pathologists recognize the critical importance of vocabulary learning for children and adolescents struggling with language and literacy learning. The challenge is how we can better support genuine vocabulary learning so that struggling students will be better positioned to meet the new reading and writing standards. This book offers speech-language pathologists a strong conceptual framework and evidence-based strategies for achieving the goal of functional vocabulary learning. The rich and detailed strategies are presented in a highly readable way. This accessibility allows the creative speech-language clinician to find many ideas that can easily be adapted into meaningful strategies for boosting the authentic word knowledge...


Building Background Knowledge For Academic Achievement: Research On What Works In Schools
Robert J. Marzano
0871209721
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, Robert J. Marzano shows how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary terms--can help overcome the deficiencies in background knowledge that hamper the achievement of many children. Readers will learn
* The principles that underlie an effective sustained silent reading program
* A five-step process for using sustained silent reading to enhance background knowledge
* The defining characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction
* A six-step process for direct instruction in vocabulary in each discipline
* The vocabulary terms critical to students’ success in every academic subject Vignettes suggest how the recommended reading and...


100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
American Heritage Dictionaries
0618374124
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
What should the vocabulary of a well-rounded high school graduate be like? These 100 words provide the starting point in answering that question. The list is representative of the words that serious students will encounter in their coursework and will come to use as adults, whether in conversation or while reading the daily newspaper. Each word is fully defined and shown in context with example sentences from well-known authors. 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know is a must-have for every grad, perfect for building vocabulary, quizzing friends and family — and just having fun.

About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array...


Head Over Heels (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)
Ryan Nerz
1411400828
January 2004
Paperback
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French Vocabulary (SparkNotes Study Cards)
SparkNotes Editors
1411400917
January 2004
Paperback
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The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reade (2 Vol set)
WALTER MAURER
0700713824
November 2, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for Sanskrit.
Important features of the work are the use of connected passages for exercise which are intrinsically more interesting and challenging than the unrelated sentences found in other grammars; the great deal of attention given to the explanation of the Devanagari system; and the extensive appendices and glossaries in a separate volume.


Happy Baby
Priddy Bicknell
0312490097
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
-Ideal for 0-18 months.

-'Soft-to-touch' cover.

-Clear photography introduces babies to the world around them.


English Vocabulary (SparkNotes Study Cards)
SparkNotes Editors
1411400887
January 2004
Paperback
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Basics of Biblical Greek Vocabulary Cards (ZONDERVAN VOCABULARY BUILDER SERIES)
William D. Mounce
0310259878
November 1, 2004
Cards
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Book Description
Features:
• Keyed to William D. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
• Frequency numbers on every card
• Principal parts given for verbs
• Cards numbered for easy assignment
• First 320 cards based on order of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
• Cards 321–1,000 ordered according to frequency

From the Back Cover
Features: • Keyed to William D. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar • Frequency numbers on every card • Principal parts given for verbs • Cards numbered for easy assignment • First 320 cards based on order of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar • Cards 321–1,000 ordered according to frequency

See all Editorial...


1100 Words You Need to Know
Murray Bromberg
0764113658
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A Barron's bestseller for years, this book is better than ever in a brand new fourth edition. In addition to its standard vocabulary lists, this edition includes a new section called Panorama of Words. In this feature, each of the 1100 words appears in a sentence selected from among well known novels, plays, poems, and even newspaper editorials and TV broadcasts. The book is a vocabulary builder aimed directly at college-bound high school students, as well as college students who need extra vocabulary help. Students will find word lists with definitions, analogy exercises, entertaining word games, and fascinating words-in-context exercises.

Card catalog description
Includes definitions and exercises for 1100 words and useful idioms. --This text refers to an out of print or...


1001 Most Useful Spanish Words (Beginners' Guides)
Seymour Resnick
0486291138
June 7, 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Indispensable learning aid includes definitions of common Spanish words arranged by such categories as foods, numbers, days of the week, months, colors, seasons and family. The heart of the book is a dictionary, from a to zapato, in which each word is used in a Spanish sentence (with English translation) demonstrating its proper use.


Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
067174190X
Feb 1991
Paperback
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Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards Flip-O-Matic (Flip-O-Matic)
Justin Serrano (Contributor)
0743261844
August 24, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Flip your way to a higher score on the GRE! The creator of the #1 GRE course, Kaplan knows the words you need to know to score higher on the GRE. GRE Exam Vocabulary Flip-O-Matic is designed to allow you to quiz yourself and to skip over words after you've mastered them. It's the perfect size to take anywhere and features synonyms, sample sentences, and a pronunciation key for each word. You'll improve your GRE vocabulary by 500 essential words!


The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists
Edward Bernard Fry
0787971014
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Review
“Edward Fry has the uncanny as well as canny (choose your word) ability to take a complex concept—in this case vocabulary—and present it in a form useful to students and teachers.”
—Allen Berger, Heckert Professor of Reading and Writing, Miami University

The Vocabulary Teacher’s Book of Lists will serve as an invaluable reference tool to any instructor involved in teaching English or designing project work. The content spans the grades from 4th up to college and is characteristic of Edward Fry’s contribution to be both comprehensive and creative.”
—Pat Costigan, learning consultant, Bordentown Regional School District, New Jersey

“Teachers who want to mix test-prep with life-success-prep will welcome The Vocabulary...



Spanish Vocabulary (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636421
September 2002
Paperback
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The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World
Adam Jacot de Boinod
1594200866
March 16, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
What began as a fortuitous discovery, when BBC researcher Adam Jacot de Boinod noticed that an Albanian dictionary contained 27 different words each for eyebrows and mustache, has become, after his obsessive 18-month journey through hundreds of foreign dictionaries, a very funny and genuinely informative guide to the world's strangest--and most useful--words. There are many books out there that invent, Sniglets-style, the words that the English language doesn't have but needs. What The Meaning of Tingo shows is that, like natural cures waiting to be found in the plants of the rainforest, many of the words already exist, in the languages of the world's other cultures. Who couldn't find a use for "neko-neko," an Indonesian word for "one who has a creative idea which only makes things worse," or "skeinkjari," a term from...


Arco In-A-Flash Vocabulary for the SAT & ACT
Joan Carris
0768922313
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Fun, effective exercises and games for SAT and ACT prep. Perfect for last minute crammers or anyone with time to spare, this compact guide is packed with entertaining ways to build a bigger vocabulary for standardized tests. This new seventh edition includes the most commonly tested words and has been re-formed with new, easier to read page layout. Features and Benefits include: * Explanations for more than 360 commonly tested words * Tricks for recognizing key word roots and understanding unfamiliar words * Three-Day Miracle Plan for last minute studying


Italian Vocabulary (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1411402669
October 2004
Paperback
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How Do I Feel /Como me siento (Good Beginnings)
Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
0618169318
August 15, 2001
Board book
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Book Description
This series of full-color board books, with both English and Spanish on each page, will intrigue youngsters while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them.The books feature charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.

About the Author
Pamela Zagarenski has illustrated the Good Beginnings board books and My Big Dictionary, also from the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries. The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees...


Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher's Manual
Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering
1416602348
July 30, 2005
Paperback
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