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Words are Wonderful, Book 3

Words Are Wonderful: An Interactive Approach to Vocabulary Book 3 builds students' vocabulary skills through independent and collaborative exercises and activities on dictionary entries, word origins, context clues, similes and metaphors, idioms, compound words, onomatopoeia, alliteration, words with multiple meanings, synonyms and antonyms, prefixes, roots, suffixes, analogies, and footnotes. The selections are drawn from science (microscopes and microorganisms, protozoa, the blue whale, Venus flytrap plants); historical reports on ancient Greece and the Great Wall of China; biographies of Langston Hughes, Mildred Benson, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Clara Barton; geography (Australia and the Great Barrier Reef; stories (folktale and legend); and poetry. This 24-lesson book is designed to meet state standards for vocabulary development. Every sixth lesson is a review. A separate, reproducible test book is also available.

· Reduced and annotated student pages
· Objectives for each lesson correlated with state standards
· Word lists, phrases, and word elements at the beginning of each lesson
· Book Spots with reading and resource suggestions on the lesson topics
· Enrichment activities in each lesson that extend students' practice with vocabulary strategies and words
· Challenging activities in each lesson for students with varied needs, abilities, and learning styles, including verbally talented learners, visual learners, auditory learners, kinesthetic learners, and ELS students
· Options for scheduling three-, four-, or five-day-a week vocabulary instruction
· Page numbers always correspond to those in the student book
· Activities for assessment and review

The Words Are Wonderful vocabulary program provides lessons targeting each student’s instructional level, individual needs, and learning style with a wide range of exercises and activities.