Words of the Week Volume 5

Words of the Week Volume 5

# 038219

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Item #: 038219
Grades: 4-6

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18 weeks' worth of vocabulary words based on full color photographs taken in Hawaii. Non-consumable, for all ages.
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Combining picture studies, copy work and vocabulary, this charming series from Queen Homeschool provides older elementary and middle school students with an excellent resource for that "next level" of learning, Charlotte Mason style. Each volume contains 18 weekly lessons (approximately one semester) and features a unique photograph with the word of the week, definition and synonyms. The following daily lessons provide sentences related to the picture for copy work. These sentences include either the vocabulary word to be learned or one of its synonyms. Some of the copy work sentences are open-ended questions which can lead to additional writing exercises for the student or be used orally for younger students. Worth noting is that the volumes are designed to be completed in order, but the words do not increase in difficulty through the higher volumes. KJ Scripture references and other Christian sentiments are included. A wonderful concept for vocabulary in a real-life context, I am disappointed to see an occasional misspelled word - for example "intruige" instead of "intrigue" in volume 5 (it appears correctly on the next page), although innovative parents may use this as a practical teaching moment. Spiral bound. 39 pgs. ~Deanne

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I bought three Words of the Week volumes at one time. This is the third I've used. As with Volumes 1 & 2, the pictures aren't great quality and are often dark. The "words with similar meaning" aren't always synonyms (e.g. salubrious and gratifying are listed for balmy). And, some of the sentences are awkward. I worked around those issues in the previous volumes by using the problematic word lists for word study and not using the sentences for copywork. It was still a simple way to add vocabulary into our week. I am much more frustrated with the poor editing in Vol 5 - misspellings and grammatical/mechanical errors abound.
Here is a sampling of the errors:
Misspellings: particularily, apperance, intruige, unckeched, tresspassers
Grammar errors: laying instead of lying, missing "ly" on adverbs, "The chain..are..."
Mechanical errors: a half dozen or so incorrectly used commas and semi-colons
Content: The given definition for curious (strange/unusual) doesn't match the synonyms or the sentences (which all use the "inquisitive interest" meaning).
A few of the sentences don't include the vocabulary word or synonym.
Since I already own it, and dd is used to the format and loves finding errors in books, I plan to still use it, modifying our use or revising the content as needed. But, I'll be looking for a new resource to use afterwards.
May 24, 2019

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