Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power

Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power

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Item #: 008803
ISBN: 9780965242233
Grades: 7-12

Category Description for Vocabulary Cartoons:

Two versions (regular and elementary) present and use a visual-mnemonic approach to learning and retaining vocabulary words. The original book was written mainly to help students quickly learn hundreds of words for the SAT (and other) tests using these proven memory techniques. Each of the 290 words is featured on its own digest-sized spread. The word is given, linked with a rhyming or similar-sounding word, then presented in an unusual cartoon with a memorable caption. Studies have shown that a more bizarre or unusual "picture" or mnemonic will increase retention while more common ones do not merit our brain's attention. So the "vocabutoons" presented here are slightly absurd (though not ridiculous) and definitely memorable. A caption underneath includes the main word and link in a witty and fitting sentence. Beneath this are two or more sentences using the vocabulary word in meaningful context. A review after every ten pages (matching and fill in the blank exercises) tests recall. SAT Word Power was revised and updated in 2007.

If you like this approach, a sequel, Vocabulary Cartoons II has 290 additional words to learn. This book has been revised and updated and features the same word difficulty as Vocabulary Cartoons I. The elementary version of the book presents 210 vocabulary words for the elementary set in the same format. While you may not be able to "Learn a Word a Minute" as the cover proclaims, this approach should definitely speed up the process and aid long-term retention.

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Sam, Max & Bryan Burchers
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New Monic Books
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8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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needed for class
Anne H on Aug 10, 2020
summer school
lynn g on Jun 6, 2018
needed for class
Anne H on Aug 10, 2020
My daughter loves cartoons and remember quirky stories, so I feel that this will work well with her learning style.
Melissa F on Jun 5, 2020
summer school
lynn g on Jun 6, 2018
Homeschooling soon to be 8th graders
Priscilla C on Mar 8, 2018
Book being used in a co-op.
Kay B on Aug 29, 2017
Unique way to learn new words!
Tammy O on Aug 21, 2017
Looks like a fun and easy way to really remember the vocabulary words, instead of forgetting them right after the test.
Michelle W on Jul 2, 2017
My oldest thought this looked fun.
Brianna R on Aug 16, 2016
Highly recommended by Dianne Craft, whose opinion I highly respect.
Tina P on Aug 16, 2016
SAT Prep
Cathleen S on Jun 28, 2016
This product just looks too fascinating to ignore! We want to relax and have fun with our vocab learning this year.
Rachel W on May 18, 2016
My son loathes having to use any form of dictionary. However, he loves cartoons. Through cartoons, this book can't help but get my son's attention & help him learn vocabulary words in my son's learning style!
Sue G on Feb 9, 2016
fun way to do vocabulary while in the car
Heather R on Jan 26, 2016
My daughter loves cartoons and remember quirky stories, so I feel that this will work well with her learning style.
Melissa F on Jun 5, 2020
Homeschooling soon to be 8th graders
Priscilla C on Mar 8, 2018
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Excellent choice!
This Vocabulary Cartoons book has been a great hit with
our children. It provides a real practical, hands-on methodology of teaching vocabulary words, in an entertaining fashion that causes the words to "stick". Awesome creativity that works!
I would highly recommend this book to any homeschooling family!
October 12, 2017
over 3 years ago
Love it !
Using this book has made vocabulary fun and easy in my house. Learning words and their meaning are very important to me. Wish they more books like this.
September 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Easy memorization
Shows you great ways to remember the meanings and uses of new words!
August 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power is a good choice for the student who needs a visual. It's quite creative and makes memorizing fun and easy.
October 26, 2015
over 5 years ago
The words are being retained!
This being my 20th year of homeschooling, we have done many vocabulary curriculums. Some were slightly effective for gaining a larger vocabulary but most just felt like busy work. My youngest son and I are really enjoying this way of learning new words. When I quiz him, even if a word was introduced months ago he retains the meaning. He says that he can just picture the cartoon in his head and that reminds him of the meaning. This a fabulous way to learn new words!
October 23, 2015
over 5 years ago
Vocabulary Cartoons are a super-easy quick and painless way to increase your students' vocabulary using pictures Many memory experts emphasize that mnemonics (memory aids) are the best way to remember information! This is especially true for special needs learners but really applies across the board to all kinds of studentsThe more senses you use while learning the greater the retentionWe have used the SAT Word Power book for 2 years and plan to use it again Each word has a full-page picture which illustrates the word in some way The pictures are often humorous and you end up having a good laugh together which is always helpful in homeschool! Especially on those hard days After you have mastered 10 words there is a 1-page quiz on those words My daughter who is borderline developmentally delayed can master 10 words in 2 weeks with about 85% accuracy on the tests with just a few minutes a day of looking at the cartoons Imagine what a gifted student might do!There are multiple titles for Vocabulary Cartoons such as SAT Word Power Word Power Made Easy etc so when you finish one there is another with more words waiting I highly recommend this as a supplement to your English program!
July 29, 2010
We bought your whole series of books and have enjoyed them so much! They write their words each day andquiz each other then take a test atthe end of the week! These books are extremely beneficial in usage time management expense and retention
May 7, 2008
If you would like to increase your child's vocabulary in a fun and easy way- this is the book for your family We used this book as a supplement and I was amazed as my 12 year old began to use these new vocabulary words -correctly- in his everyday conversation! Even my 8 year old had fun listening in and looking at the cartoons on each page and I have to admit I learned some new words myself!
April 2, 2008

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