These books increase vocabulary, stimulate imagination, and boost standards-based language arts skills. Each level teaches more than 150 vocabulary words, which are made up of dynamic, real-life words students should know and be able to use. These words are also found in standardized tests.
Each lesson contains definitions, pronunciation keys, parts of speech, and alternate choices for each word made up of synonyms, idioms, and/or phrases. Students complete a variety of exercises requiring critical reading and writing skills to contextualize the words. The exercises deliberately use other forms of the words as different parts of speech, so that students learn to recognize these forms as variations of the original words—further expanding their vocabulary and enabling them to use the words in more contexts. Vocabulary Virtuoso emphasizes the correct spelling of the vocabulary words with Jumble activities that ask students to unscramble the word before writing the correct spelling to match the definition.
Whether used in the traditional classroom, as a homeschooling resource, or for independent study, Vocabulary Virtuoso is a highly effective and fun vocabulary resource!
Primary Level - 160 Vocabulary Words and These Concepts:
Geography Skills - map skills and landforms such as continents, islands, mountains, and deserts
Creative Writing Skills - symbols and poetry such as haiku, chinquapin, limerick, and free verse
Elementary Level - 150 Vocabulary Words and These Concepts:
homonyms, homophones, homographs, hypothesis, key words, antonyms, hyperbole, fables, myths, folk tales, essay and speech writing
Middle School Level - 180 Vocabulary Words and These Concepts:
alliteration, idioms, fallacies in reasoning, foreign words and phrases, mythology, journalistic writing