Wordly Wise 3000 4th Edition Key Book 4
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.
For convenience in ordering, we’ve also created sets for each grade level that include a Student Book, Test Book and Key. Teacher Resource books are only included in sets for Grades K and 1; they would be a separate purchase at the upper levels.
Wordly Wise works. It's a vocabulary-building program that grows with the student, and makes vocabulary building interesting and entertaining. All editions of Wordly Wise share a similar format giving interesting word histories, dealing with usage issues, and exposing common usage pitfalls. There are 20 lessons in each level plus five review lessons. Typical lessons contain an alphabetized list of fifteen words with a brief entry for each including part of speech, concise definition, and proper usage of the word in the context of an interesting sentence that provides a mnemonic anchor for the word. Following are activity sections (which vary slightly with the edition). Crossword puzzles and Hidden Message puzzles are used for review. The overall word list for the series consists of 3000 words; their selection based on frequency, grade-level literature, textbooks, and SAT-prep books.
Wordly Wise 3000 3rd Edition (2-12)
Book numbers correspond with grade levels. Book 2 includes all the lessons in Book A (1st ed.) and lessons 1-7 from Book B (1st ed.). It has 15 lessons and 150 vocabulary words. Book 3 includes lessons 8-10 from Book B (1st edition) and all lessons from Book C (1st ed.). It also has 15 lessons with 150 words and contains some Greek and Latin root exercises. Students learn 300 new words a year in Books 4-12.
The Student Workbooks contain 20 lessons each with fifteen words. Each lesson includes a Word List with complete dictionary type of entry information, a Finding Meanings exercise (choose two phrases to form a sentence that correctly uses a word), the Just the Right Word exercise (replace a phrase with a single word), an Applying Meanings exercise (using words in context), a Word Study exercise (covers synonyms, antonyms, suffixes, prefixes, and analogies), and a Passage (classic and contemporary authors) with follow-up questions. As far as reading content, although Wordly Wise has always been a secular program, many customers have found the content to be increasingly "liberal" and "humanistic" with the newer editions. If you prefer religious or conservative content, you may wish to opt for a different program.
The Teacher Resource Books include teacher's 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. 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. Tests have a double column format. At the upper levels (grade 9-12), each test also features a "SAT Sneak Preview" section in which additional practice is given in preparation for standardized testing. If you don't think an intensive, thorough teacher guide is necessary, non-reproducible Test Books (with answers) and Answer Keys (for student workbooks) are available separately. Answer Keys also have double columns with one column per lesson.
Have an auditory learner? We also now offer Audio CD sets that correlate to levels 2-12. These include recordings of each word list to aid pronunciation, along with definitions and comprehension questions, and all reading passages. There are three CDs each for Grades 2-3, and 5 CDs for each level for grades 4-12.