Wordly Wise A

Wordly Wise A

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Item #: 012971
ISBN: 9780838804285
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 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.

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Kenneth Hodkinson
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I use with Sonlight curriculum to homeschool my grandkids.
Jama D on Aug 26, 2022
I need it for our homeschool curriculum
Joseph P on Nov 4, 2021
I use with Sonlight curriculum to homeschool my grandkids.
Jama D on Aug 26, 2022
Homeschool curriculum support
Melissa W on Feb 22, 2022
I need it for our homeschool curriculum
Joseph P on Nov 4, 2021
to supplement sunlight curriculum
Travis A on Sep 2, 2021
for my 2nd grader
Teresa K on Jun 8, 2021
My older daughter used the more advanced Wordly Wise series and we both liked it. I'm hoping my younger daughter will get good spelling and vocabulary from A,B, and C. I wish I could've seen more sample pages which is why I only bought WW A instead of the whole set.
Alasha M on Jan 15, 2021
I choose Wordly Wise A to begin the habit of studying and learning new vocabulary at a early age. Looking forward to starting this series with my son.
Nikki L on Dec 29, 2020
I needed to add this to our curriculum and it has great reviews.
Melissa C on Aug 29, 2020
I have used Wordly Wise books for years for my homeschoolers. I love the methods used to teach the meanings and useage of words.
Kristen L on Aug 3, 2020
I'm old school and am just curious about how well this will work with our 6 year old. Using it to supplement the Good and Beautiful curriculum.
Karen H on Jul 23, 2020
Used with older child some time ago, useful, will use for next child.
Krasi B on Jun 22, 2020
Its a great way for my littles to expand their vocabulary
Amee W on Mar 31, 2020
recommended by a trusted homeschooling advisor
Amanda C on Mar 16, 2020
Just thought I would try it!
Tammy M on Sep 30, 2019
these are great for vocabulary practice on our clipboards for independent work.
Meghan on Aug 19, 2019
Grew up with these. They are great.
User on Aug 29, 2018
I used the 3000 version with my older kids.
Joseph A on Aug 25, 2018
To pair with Sonlight Language arts this year
Nikki B on Jun 11, 2018
for vocabulary and reading comp
Julia L on Apr 10, 2018
Gift for new homeschool family
William C on Mar 29, 2018
My daughter saw it on her optional activities in Sonlight and really wanted to add it to our curriculum because it looks fun
sheila l on Dec 19, 2017
great book!
D R on Sep 18, 2017
I used this resource when I was in school and truly enjoyed it.
Kristen M on Aug 28, 2017
"I love the original Wordly Wise"
Stephanie L on Aug 21, 2017
"My mom had us work out of these when she homeschooled us many moons ago. I am so glad I found the original version to use with my boys. I've tried and don't care for the new 3000 version. I'm excited about these. Yay. :) "
Kirstin G on Mar 9, 2017
Son needs more comprehension with words.
Cheryl R on Sep 1, 2016
I chose this series to help my son improve his spelling and vocabulary.
Lorraine C on Jun 1, 2016
It looked like a quick and fun way to increase vocabulary skills.
Alison B on Mar 31, 2016
It is an optional text for Sonlight LA2, which I will be re-using with my son in 2 years.
Amanda M on Mar 9, 2016
We have always done Wordly wise, starting with 2nd grader to see how it goes
Bonnie M on Mar 4, 2016
My freshman daughter is sinking with comprehension, hoping this will help her.
Angela G on Feb 10, 2016
Homeschool curriculum support
Melissa W on Feb 22, 2022
to supplement sunlight curriculum
Travis A on Sep 2, 2021
So confused about grade level here. What grade is Wordly Wise A for?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We use Sonlight and they have it lesson planned in for our second grader. Seems to be a goid fit for second grade
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My daughter loves it!
My daughter LOVES her Wordly Wise A book. She raced through the book much faster than I had planned on doing it with her, and she was begging me for the next book. She loves the format and the crossword puzzles. I've already ordered books B & C!
November 11, 2015
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