Understanding new words and their uses includes exercises in Multimeaning and Word Analysis. In the Multimeaning exercise, students compare sentences that use different meanings of the same word. In Word Analysis, students identify a word’s meaning by using prefixes, suffixes, and word origins.
Each of the fifteen lessons in Connecting New Words and Patterns allows students to build logic skills through practice with analogies. Students identify the relationship of the pair of words in the stem and in the answer options. They then match the appropriate relationships.
In Reading New Words in Context, the vocabulary words are used in fifteen reading passages. Students answer twenty multiple-choice items in each lesson, using the passage to determine the meaning of each vocabulary word.
The tests in Vocabulary Practice and Tests assess students’ mastery of the words presented in the book's vocabulary lessons, using both formative and summative tests.
Each formative test asks students to choose synonyms for the ten vocabulary words that correspond to one lesson in Making New Words Your Own, the first section of lessons in Vocabulary Practice and Tests.
The three comprehensive summative tests are modeled on state and national tests and use the same subject matter covered in the accompanying vocabulary lessons. Each test covers one hundred words used in ten lessons of Making New Words Your Own.
The answers for every item in the vocabulary lessons are included in a single book, Vocabulary Practice and Tests Answer Key. The answers for the exercises in Connecting New Words and Patterns also contain an explanation of the correct analogy. The answers for each test in each grade level are also included in Vocabulary Practice and Tests Answer Key.
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