Wordly Wise 3000 (4th Ed.)
Revised, with a 2018 copyright, Wordly Wise 3000 is still the same great vocabulary-building program that many of you love. Word lists have remained the same in almost all levels. Lesson 17 of Book 12 has a different story, but the word lists remain the same; and lesson 12 of Book 9 has a different title for the story, but the story is actually the same as in the 3rd edition and uses the same word list.
Please note that Kindergarten and Book 1 are still 2nd edition. They have updated the copyright to 2018, but no content changes have been made at these levels.The structure of Books K and 1 are a bit different. These vocabulary-building activities include selecting the correct picture in the workbook while the parent reads a story aloud from the teacher pack. The unique, two-week lesson plans in these beginning books teach and reinforce words and concepts in 20-25 minutes a day. Teacher Packs for K and 1 include extensive lesson plans, Concept and Picture Cards, read-aloud stories and poems, extension and challenge activities, blackline masters, formal and informal assessments for each lesson, assessment checklists and more.
There are new activities in Books 3-12, and those have changed from lesson to lesson; older edition answer keys and teacher resources will not work with the 4th edition workbooks. There are formatting changes in the workbooks, with an updated look. Books 2 and 3 still have 15 lessons (10 words per lesson), and Books 4-12 still have 20 lessons each (15 words per lesson).
New activities include “Rate Your Word Knowledge,” which is a reproducible sheet found in the teacher resource book to assess word knowledge before beginning a lesson. “Using Words in Context” is intended to strengthen a students ability to determine meaning based on context. “Making Connections” is to help students make connections between words and understand word relationships. “Determining Meanings” helps students understand word parts (prefixes, roots, suffixes) while reinforcing understanding. “Completing Sentences” allows students to demonstrate understanding of words by completing sentences.”Vocabulary Extension” is found at the end of each lesson, and focuses on just one word from that lesson in order to develop a deeper understanding of vocabulary and application.
Wordly Wise is now in partnership with Quizlet.com where students can practice their vocabulary for additional reinforcement with online games and exercises. Complete instructions to access a 12 month subscription is on the inside cover of the student book. Note: the code is invalid 24 months after the "printed in" date on the copyright page.
Teacher Resource Books include teachers guides for the lessons, reproducible tests and reviews, vocabulary activities (including word webs and semantic maps), options for group or individual instruction, pacing options, and answer keys for the tests and workbooks. (Please note that there is a page that references teacher access to Quizlet, a digital application including games that allows teachers to see students' progress and activity from the past day, week, or year. The access code is not included in the Teacher Resource books and are only available to purchasers of “classroom sets”, which are not currently available from us. However, students will still have access to Quizlet through their own student book with instructions included inside the front cover.) Tests are designed to prepare students for standardized tests; the format is largely multiple-choice. There are tests for each lesson as well as cumulative midterms and finals. If you do not think that an intensive, thorough teacher guide is necessary, non-reproducible Test Books (with answers) and Answer Keys (for student workbooks) are available separately.
Tests and Answer Keys are still available separately for those who don’t need or want to purchase the teacher resource book. Test format is still multiple choice, with lesson tests, cumulative tests, and final test.