Wordly Wise 5

Wordly Wise 5

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Item #: 010690
ISBN: 9780838804353
Grades: 8

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 Student 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.

Student Books Levels 1-9 introduce 12-20 new words in each lesson. 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 their 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.

Teacher Keys provide answers to the exercises in the Student Books.

Primary Subject
Trade Paper
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
Series Title
Wordly Wise Ser.
Kenneth Hodkinson
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
0.7063 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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It is a great resource for our school.
Required curriculum
Mary S on Dec 30, 2021
It is a great resource for our school.
Required by my homeschool program.
Amy S on Jun 29, 2022
Required curriculum
Mary S on Dec 30, 2021
Kervin F on Aug 17, 2021
Mother of Divine Grace Homeschool 8th grade book list
Christine Squires on May 20, 2021
Consistently great vocabulary program
J L on Jul 31, 2020
I used Wordly Wise books for a few grades as a girl in school and want to use it for my homeschool students now.
Eileen H on Feb 5, 2020
I love the Wordly Wise books for vocabulary and spelling.
Amy H on Aug 23, 2019
School requirement
Rocio N on Aug 2, 2019
My son needs continued drill in vocabulary and this fills the bill.
Rosemarie C on May 14, 2019
Love the Wordly Wise original series. Lord willing, we will complete the entire series with our children.
Stephen H on Dec 15, 2018
We have so much fun with Wordly Wise. I have been using this series since 2006!
Patricia P on Aug 20, 2018
A logically organized and fun way to expand your child vocabulary and improve spelling.
PAULA on Aug 10, 2018
Because my sister has the book an I wan it!!<br /><br />--Child
Rita P on Sep 20, 2017
We have used Wordly Wise 5 for years with all of our large homeschooled family. It provides an easy way for children to learn new vocabulary, plus it has little lessons on how words developed including prefixes and suffixes. We use Wordly Wise 5 for our 8th graders.
Theresa V on Aug 16, 2017
Need it for homeschooling my 7th grader!
Mary L on Aug 12, 2017
Mother of Divine Grace Curriculum
User on Jul 27, 2016
required from curriculum
Marybeth T on Jul 27, 2016
used in co-op
Christine F on Jun 6, 2016
Required by my homeschool program.
Amy S on Jun 29, 2022
Kervin F on Aug 17, 2021
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We like it
The book expands my child's vocabulary and gives her more varied uses of words. I feel she is becoming more articulate in a short time.
October 21, 2017
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