This super-size book will help your students learn word relationships and expand their working vocabulary. A wide variety of activity formats gives students lots of interesting skill practice.
- Understand and use a rich vocabulary in daily activities and in academics
- Learn associations, synonyms, antonyms, absurdities, definitions, and multiple-meaning words
The activity sheets are organized into six units:
- Multiple-Meaning Words
Each unit includes 40 pages of activity sheets and two tests (use for a pretest and a posttest). The activities progress in difficulty. Use them for large and small groups and individuals. Task formats include matching, word searches, word scrambles, fill-in-the-blanks, crossword puzzles, true/false, yes/no, exclusion, and more.
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- Statewide standardized tests measure vocabulary skills through:
- knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to determine word meanings
- ability to analyze word relationships meaningfully
- use of linguistic context to comprehend unknown words
- In-depth knowledge of word meaning helps students comprehend what they read and helps them use words accurately in speaking and reading (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Students need to understand semantic connections among words (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
No-Glamour Vocabulary incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Scholastic. (n.d.) The importance of vocabulary on 3rd and 4th grade standardized tests. Retrieved March 3, 2009 from http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/texttalk/pdfs/Vocab_Test_Analysis.pdf
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech and language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.