Item description for Webster's New Explorer Vocabulary Skill Builder (Dictionary) by Merriam-Webster ...
Learn thousands of new words using our unique approach to building vocabulary skills. You will be introduced to words by first exploring word-building roots. The 200 Greek and Latin roots discussed in this book, while only a fraction of those that exist, have produced the largest number of common English words used today. Knowledge of these root words helps you retain the meanings of the new words presented in the book and enables you to understand the meanings of words you encounter elsewhere.
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Studio: Federal Street Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2000
Publisher Federal Street Press
ISBN 1892859122 ISBN13 9781892859129
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Webster's New Explorer Vocabulary Skill Builder (Dictionary)?
Improved confidence Dec 26, 2009
Vocabulary is so beautiful to me now. I notice words that I have never noticed before. This book changed my life.
Fantastic for high school students getting ready for SAT or ACT! Oct 4, 2008
As a high school English teacher, I am always looking for new ways to get my students to learn vocabulary, not just memorize words to regergitate for a quiz. This book is fantastic! It breaks vocabulary down by roots (Latin, Greek, etc.) and then has four words per root. Every two roots has a quiz and at the end of a unit there is a larger test that incorporates the past six or seven roots. There is an answer key in the back of to book too! Kids that buy into this method of learning are, therefore, learning to recognize meanings without actually knowing what words mean. For example and for SAT and ACT purposes, if they were given analogies or asked for synonyms or antonyms, kids could figure out what the meanings were by knowing roots. I have loved using it in my classroom so far this year!