Vocabu-Lit D Student Book (soft cover)

Vocabu-Lit D Student Book (soft cover)

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ISBN: 9780789164001
Grades: 4

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Combine vocabulary building with exposure to quality literature and what do you get? Vocabu-Lit! In each of the 36 lessons, a short (half-page) segment of literature is provided. The 10 master words to be studied in the lesson are shown in bold print in the reading selection. Our sample was from the 8th grade book, and featured such authors as Robert Louis Stevenson, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Daniel Defoe, and Charles Dickens. Literature selections included segments from Black Beauty, Red Badge of Courage, Robinson Crusoe, Call of the Wild, and A Christmas Carol. Vocabulary exercises include writing a definition of each word before and after looking it up in the dictionary, choosing synonyms and antonyms from a list provided, filling in the master words in analogies, and filling in the master words in a sentence. The teacher edition is a copy of the student book with the answers filled in. Please note that the publisher is gradually converting the teacher editions from printed copies to PDF format on CD. Vocabulary words chosen are appropriate for the grade level. Encourage students to increase vocabulary and knowledge of good literature simultaneously.

The folks at Perfection Learning heard your requests for Vocabu-Lit for younger students. The same quality Vocabu-Lit program is now available for 2nd through 5th grade. Levels B, C, and D (2nd-4th) have appealing kid-friendly graphics, larger font, wider spacing, fewer lessons (20-24 as opposed to 36 in levels F through L), and word lists of 8 to 10 words. Level E contains 32 lessons, but follows the same general format as levels F through L.




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade
4
ISBN
9780789164001
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Perfection Learning
Weight
0.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25" x 0.25"
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My daughter has been enjoying this series, so we will stick with it!
Rebecca B on Apr 16, 2019
I like the idea that they will study real literature and read the new words in high quality, classic living book context, not just do exercises with them. Cathy Duffy recommendation.
Melody M on Jun 11, 2018
My daughter has been enjoying this series, so we will stick with it!
Rebecca B on Apr 16, 2019
This series is one of the best vocabulary books around. As you get into the higher grades, it includes exercises that require critical thinking and true understanding of each word. I have been using this series for all my children for over 5 years.
Nancy M on Jul 14, 2018
I like the idea that they will study real literature and read the new words in high quality, classic living book context, not just do exercises with them. Cathy Duffy recommendation.
Melody M on Jun 11, 2018
Cathy Duffy
Susan B on Oct 30, 2017
I homeschool and it was recommended for a classical curriculum
Carrie S on Oct 20, 2017
Recommended in Cathy Duffy's 102 Picks
Joy R on Aug 21, 2017
Recommended by several friends
Barbara G on Aug 18, 2017
Recommended by a friend
Jillian S on Jun 9, 2017
My daughter enjoyed it and increased her vocab.
Jerlyn J on Mar 20, 2017
We are continuing on from book C. My son has excelled in this program and it has greatly helped his vocabulary.
Michelle J on Mar 2, 2017
Used before with my other daughter
Alison U on Feb 7, 2017
We have used several different curriculums for vocabulary, but these are the first books that the girls truly enjoyed. I love that it teaches them to try to infer meaning from a story excerpt and that they seem to be retaining most of the vocabulary without having to memorize definitions. I also like the exercises that are similar to the comparison questions that prepare them for the SAT/ACT. They love the variety of exercises included. It is a great vocabulary program!
Amy C on Jan 10, 2017
Remediation
Amber M on Oct 21, 2016
Love the previous ones. The linking to literature, learning to use dictionary in a brief way in the back of the book, making word associations, using the words in different contexts. Really builds prior knowledge to new knowledge and we leave each week firmly knowing and being able to use the vocabulary words. Love it!
Emma E on Oct 15, 2016
teacher recommendation
karen m on Sep 18, 2016
Cathy Duffy Top 102
Bridgette T on Jun 22, 2016
we homeschool and this book came highly recommended.
jennifer r on Mar 11, 2016
We tried a sample of Lesson 1 and it was engaging and fun!
Gina S on Jan 15, 2016
Have used before, is a good resource, and is no longer available as a single copy from Perfection Learning.
Carol W on Dec 8, 2015
This series is one of the best vocabulary books around. As you get into the higher grades, it includes exercises that require critical thinking and true understanding of each word. I have been using this series for all my children for over 5 years.
Nancy M on Jul 14, 2018
Cathy Duffy
Susan B on Oct 30, 2017
How are the word definitions given? Each as it would appear in the dictionary?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I no longer have the student workbook, but I believe it would be the same as in the teacher's guide. In the teacher's guide the glossary gives the definition based on how the vocabulary word is used in the lesson's literature text. So if a word has multiple meanings or can be used as multiple parts of speech then the glossary definition just gives the one part of speech/definition that matches how it was used in the lesson. Otherwise, the format looks like a dictionary entry. However, it is a more basic version like you would see in a children's dictionary. Hope that helps!
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I like the varied, but predictable approach to this vocabulary series. Each exercise is a different activity that uses/teaches a different skill set. However, each lesson is consistently broken up into seven exercises and the activities rotate so they are not completely brand new each week. My son gets variety yet he also still knows what to expect.

We break it up for the week as follows:
Mon: Exercise 1 & 2
Tues: Exercise 3, 4 & 5
Wed: Exercise 6
Thurs: Exercise 7
Fri: Exam

Vocab usually takes about 15-20 minutes to complete depending on the day.

I didn't give 5 stars as I feel there is still room for improvement. I feel that the words are often a little too easy. Also, they focus on the word based on how it is used in the literary passage. This makes sense and most often the word is used as its most common part of speech. However, there are a few that get a tad confusing because the "common" way of using the word isn't how it's used in the text. That sometimes confuses my son because he thinks of the word as a verb, for example, but in the text it's used as a noun. Not a huge deal and it's good for him to have to reread the passage and think more critically. Overall I like the book.

The teacher manual for level "D" includes the tests and answer keys. However, the test does not "rip out" of the book and the manual specifically says that photocopies are prohibited. I am not certain how they expect you to actually administer the exam! The exams are simple enough so we have taken to giving them orally and my son simply writes his response on a separate paper.

The teacher manual isn't really necessary for correcting the exercises at this level, but it does make it a whole lot quicker and easier! I personally don't want to do each assignment in whole to correct the work so I purchase the teacher manual!
February 14, 2017
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