Wordly Wise B

Wordly Wise B

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Item #: 008651
ISBN: 9780838804292
Grades: 2-4

Category Description for Wordly Wise - Original Edition:

The original edition of Wordly Wise is also still available, although the tests have gone out of print. It has been preferred by some homeschoolers because it did not include the narrative passage found in the 3000 series editions. As you would expect, graphics and formatting in this edition are dated and there is less use of the accent color. The word lists (different from later editions) require the student to supply the dictionary type material for each listing (located in a glossary in the back of the book).

The A, B, and C books have between 10-12 lessons, each with 8-12 words. Lessons present words and brief definitions, include exercises in word usage, and culminate with a simple crossword puzzle. 12-20 new words are introduced in each lesson in higher levels. Varied exercises give students experience in defining words, including multiple meanings, and using the word in correct context. At each level, Exercise A requires the student to choose the phrase best fitting the meaning of the word as used in a phrase. In exercise B, the student must identify the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly. Exercise C (Levels 1-6) has students replacing italicized word in sentences with one of his vocabulary words, giving practice in actually writing the word in context. Exercises D and E in each lesson review the current and earlier lessons, providing reinforcement of previously studied words (use it or lose it!). In fact, each word occurs subsequently from 5 to 15 times in each book. Beginning in Book 4, there is an additional exercise dealing with roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Books 7-9 also include exercises with analogies, connotations, and literal and metaphorical usage. Each lesson in all levels ends with a discussion of words with interesting histories, distinctions between words commonly confused, and clarifications of possible misconceptions. In all, the 12 books teach 4,050 useful words, carefully selected to provide a core vocabulary useful in a variety of verbal contexts, appropriate to the student's level of experience and writing ability, and keyed to the level of available reading material. Levels 1-3 have word glossaries containing definitions. After level three, students will need a separate dictionary to look up vocabulary words on their own. Separate tests have students match words with definitions, find synonyms and antonyms, answer true or false, fill in blanks, and replace phrases with the correct vocabulary word. These provide an easy-to-score assessment of your child's grasp of the vocabulary learned at each level and give one test for each chapter in the book (30-40 questions each), as well as a cumulative final exam (100 questions). Tests are sold independently for most levels and include an answer key.

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Kenneth Hodkinson
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Educators Publishing Service
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Love the products, and my son needs more help with vocabulary.
Mushermom on Oct 6, 2021
Appropriate for my student and looked fun!
Abigail L on Jul 8, 2020
Love the products, and my son needs more help with vocabulary.
Mushermom on Oct 6, 2021
My son loves wordly wise.
Michelle R on Jul 20, 2020
Appropriate for my student and looked fun!
Abigail L on Jul 8, 2020
Need it to start the school year.
User on Aug 19, 2019
Love this vocabulary book!
Carla P on Aug 1, 2019
It really helps my second graders learn vocabulary, puzzles, work together and read riddles which are all part of the second grade curriculum. They actually like doing it too!
Holly B on Jul 9, 2019
Almost finished with WWA and need this one to continue in vocabulary
Melissa H on Oct 10, 2018
Wordly Wise has been a consistently successful vocabulary course for all my children.
J L on Sep 7, 2018
Good review of vocabulary words-also excellent skill practice.
Pamela Hayden B on Sep 21, 2017
great book!
D R on Sep 18, 2017
saw it
Sarah K on Sep 6, 2017
I've used it before and it really meets student needs.
Donna O on May 3, 2017
Part of our homeschool curriculum
Rachelle U on Jul 18, 2016
My 8 year old daughter struggled with Wordly Wise 1. I moved her back to Wordly Wise A and she was much more successful. We are building her back up with B then C. Before returning to WW 1.
Denise C on Feb 16, 2016
liked book a
MArgie d on Dec 31, 2015
I used Wordly Wise A successfully with my son who struggles with a variety of learning challenges. The pictures helped him make the connections with the vocabulary words and he enjoyed the activities. Having the same type of activity in every lesson worked well for him so that he was able to focus on the new words instead of how to do the activities.
Andrea S on Nov 8, 2015
My son loves wordly wise.
Michelle R on Jul 20, 2020
Need it to start the school year.
User on Aug 19, 2019
How do I know what WW level my child should use?
Margaret K on May 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You would choose based on the reading level of your child. Level B corresponds to 2nd-4th grades.
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Wonderful resource
This is easily student-led and offers fun practice each unit.
August 15, 2016
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