Words Are Wonderful: An Interactive Approach to Vocabulary, Book A, written by Myka-Lynne Sokoloff, builds students' vocabulary skills through independent and collaborative exercises and activities on plurals and other word endings, context clues, homophones, compound words, words with multiple meanings, synonyms and antonyms, prefixes and suffixes, dictionary and glossary use, and rhyming words. The richly illustrated passages are drawn from science (the life cycle of a butterfly and the water cycle); science fiction (robots); social studies and technology (how butter is made); biography (Native American potter Maria Martinez); and realistic fiction. Also included are a folktale ("The Little Red Hen") and a play ("The Three Wishes"). Each lesson features a Writer's Workshop with a graphic organizer to help students structure their ideas and plan their writing. This 12-lesson book is designed to meet state standards for vocabulary development. Every fourth lesson is a review.
- Type: Paperback (Student/Stdy Gde)
- Category: > Home Schooling
- ISBN / UPC: 9780838825280/0838825281
- Publish Date: 10/1/2008
- Item No: 73903
- Vendor: Educators Publishing Services