Zaner-Bloser Word Wisdom Grade 3 Student Edition (2017 Edition)
Available for grades 3 - 8, Word Wisdom is the only vocabulary program that teaches students to unlock word meanings in context, using vocabulary strategies. With these reliable, transferable strategies in hand, your students can discover the meaning of unknown words in anything they read and expand their vocabulary over time. No memorization required!
The result? Students build literacy skills that
- increase reading fluency and comprehension.
- strengthen reading and writing across subject areas.
- improve overall academic success.
This straight-forward program helps students learn vocabulary by teaching strategies, word roots, and applying the words in context. In each level, the nine thematic units follow a 4-week progression: learning context clue strategies; Latin/Greek Roots; reference skills; and review/practice tests. In weeks 1-3, students will read a passage with ten new vocabulary words, learn strategies, and then use the new words. Each week begins with a pretest, then learning and practicing new vocabulary through activities and on Day 5, applying words with high-level thinking skill tasks. Week 4 reviews all 30 words learned with practice and post-tests. The Student Edition consumable worktexts provide all word lists and activities except for tests. Teacher Editions are wraparound volumes with answers, tests, and enrichment/ELL activities. The Word Wisdom app is available at your App store for additional reinforcement.
What a surprise! Here's a vocabulary program that focuses on context clues AND Latin roots AND reference skills. That's a lot of foci. Are you wondering how they pack all that into a 36 week supplemental program? They utilize a well-constructed four part unit plan. Words are organized by theme - a different theme for each four-week unit. Weeks 1 - 3 (Parts 1, 2, & 3) each present a list of ten vocabulary words embedded in a one-page article. Week 4 (Part 4) is a review week for all thirty words and includes a practice test and a unit posttest. Part 1 presents the unit's context clue strategy using a graphic organizer to predict and check meanings. Part 2 identifies Latin and Greek roots and Part 3, reference skills. Each week these particular aspects are used to Unlock the Meanings of the words. There are additional exercises for each of these three weeks. Process the Meanings are skill-based activities that provide multiple interactions with each word. Apply the Meanings include writing and speaking exercises allowing the students to use the words. Activities in these sections include select the words, complete the sentences, answer the questions, etc. Part 4 Review activities include a section on taking vocabulary tests and building new words as well as reviewing meanings. Taken all together, the Unit provides 30 words with multiple approaches to learning, using, and remembering them.
Student Editions are consumable worktexts and provide all word lists and all activities except for tests. Teacher Editions are wraparound volumes with unit and daily planners, detailed lesson plans with special sections for enrichment, English Language Learners, and lots of background information. Pre and Post Tests for each unit part as well as Unit Posttests are all provided in the TE. All answer keys for both worksheets and tests are in the TE. A Word Wisdom CD-ROM is included with the TE and includes printable flashcards and worksheets (analogies, graphic organizers, and word ladders).
This is a multi-faceted approach to vocabulary and a program that is well-constructed, yet easy to use. Student books are 222 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 290 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice