Painless Vocabulary Third Edition
Learning vocabulary really doesn't have to hurt in fact, it can be an enjoyable experience! Painless Vocabulary introduces vocabulary in a non-threatening way so students will learn it through context and association with similar words. Each chapter introduces fifteen new vocabulary words in a short story. The vocabulary words are presented in a red font so they stand out from the rest of the story. Then the learning activities begin as the fifteen words are broken down into smaller five-word sections. Each word is given a complete definition which often includes italicized synonyms. Then students perform a "brain tickler" which allows them to practice the words they've learned through matching, multiple choice, or fill-in-the-blank exercises. Helpful hints are included in most chapters, showing students common mistakes made, giving ideas for mastering vocabulary, etc., and "On Your Own" and "Last Word" sections offer other learning activities or things to ponder. Answers are contained at the end of each chapter. The book contains a total of 20 chapters and introduces 300 vocabulary words in a way that your child will be able to remember and expand upon. 292 pgs, pb. ~ Megan
This fun-filled guide to learning vocabulary replaces the fear with fun! Students will learn the meanings of new words by seeing them used in amusing contexts, find examples of vocabulary for modern technology, learn Greek and Latin word roots, track progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. The authors' main goal is to clear up confusion and pique interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which students can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble. Includes a new appendix.