Words, Words, Words. Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Vocabulary Building, Grades 7-12

  • ID: 2240225
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  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Words, Words, Words offers teachers a handy and much–needed resource filled with creative and engaging games and activities that will help students in grades 7–12 improve their vocabulary. The book features proven, practical, and accessible methods to encourage your students to increase their vocabularies and have fun while they are doing it.

Words, Words, Words is divided into thirty thematic units each containing fifteen interrelated words. Each unit contains four different ready–to–use activities for each group of words. The book is designed to help students understand each word s meaning, associations, similarities, and differences and includes dynamic classroom–tested activities such as

  • Crossword puzzles
  • Matching columns
  • Magic squares
  • Jumbles
  • Word finds
  • Close reading
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Concealed quotations
  • Riddles

These activities are ideal for quick time–fillers, competitions, tests, quizzes, make–up quizzes, or extra credit assignments and can be used for individual, group, or entire class formats. In addition, a twenty–five question test is found after every group of three units that will inspire your students to become more motivated and excited about studying vocabulary.  Words, Words, Words is an essential tool that can help your students learn how to increase their word power and reading skills.

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About the Author x

About This Resource xi

Unit 1 Places

Word List 2

1–1. A Large City, a Dock, and More 4

1–2. The Letters C and R Stand for Themselves 5

1–3. Find the Three Words 6

1–4. A Colorful Matching Column 7

Unit 2 Beg, Borrow, and Steal

Word List 10

2–1. Start with a Capital 12

2–2. Patriotism Is In! 13

2–3. Sliding Along 14

2–4. No Need to Beg, Borrow, or Steal 15

Unit 3 What s That You Say?

Word List 18

3–1. Relating Them 20

3–2. Ego Man 21

3–3. Who Is Theodore Geisel? 22

3–4. Three–Letter Adjectives 23

3–5. Units 1 3 Crossword Puzzle Review 24

Review Test Units 1 3 25

Unit 4 Clean Your Room!

Word List 28

4–1. Find the Proverb 30

4–2. There Once Was a Man . . . 31

4–3. Look for Those Second Letters 32

4–4. Two Words and Two Girls 33

Unit 5 How We Act

Word List 36

5–1. Clumps of Letters 38

5–2. Why Start with Something Crude? 39

5–3. What Is an Amazon? 40

5–4. Music to Your Ears 41

Unit 6 Words from Mythology

Word List 44

6–1. A Monstrous Affair to Say the Least 46

6–2. Headlines! 47

6–3. Five Will Get You Forty 48

6–4. Start with Zeus 49

Review Test Units 4 6 51

Unit 7 The Big and Small of It All

Word List 54

7–1. Fifteen and Five 56

7–2. Floating Like a Butterfly 57

7–3. Spinning Around 58

7–4. Change a Letter (or Two) 59

Unit 8 Tell It Like It Is

Word List 62

8–1. It s What They Said 65

8–2. You Only Hear Its First Letter 66

8–3. O! Those Prefixes Ending with O! 67

8–4. Under the Sea 68

Unit 9 The Sciences (Naturally!)

Word List 70

9–1. Searching for Those Science Words 72

9–2. Let s Start with No for Some of These 73

9–3. Finding the Three–Letter Words 74

9–4. Figuring Out the Science Words 75

Review Test Units 7 9 77

Unit 10 Mathematically Inclined

Word List 80

10–1. Just Do the Math 82

10–2. Overheard in Math Class 83

10–3. What Is It Called? 84

10–4. Famous Names in Mathematics 85

Unit 11 How We Move

Word List 88

11–1. Just Move It! 91

11–2. How Would You Move If . . .? 92

11–3. Newspaper Captions 93

11–4. Don t Be Staggering Through This Puzzle! 94

Unit 12 Write On!

Word List 96

12–1. I d Like to Read 98

12–2. Legends Amongst Us 99

12–3. Literary Crossword 100

12–4. Really Researching 101

Review Test Units 10 12 103

Unit 13 Popular SAT Words

Word List 106

13–1. Let s Go Fishing 108

13–2. The Fourth–of–July Special 109

13–3. To the Nth Degree 110

13–4. By a Nose 111

Unit 14 What We d Like Said About Us

Word List 114

14–1. End with James Bond 116

14–2. Don t Tell This to Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan! 117

14–3. Illustrative Examples 118

14–4. And Now for the One Noun Form 119

Unit 15 To a Degree

Word List 122

15–1. Placing Them In 124

15–2. Where Did the Word Number Go? 125

15–3. Triple the Number 126

15–4. Hey! Some Letters Are Missing! 127

Review Test Units 13 15 129

Unit 16 All Types of People

Word List 132

16–1. Who Said It? 134

16–2. All Sorts of People 135

16–3. Politically Speaking 136

16–4. Have You Seen the . . .? 137

Unit 17 An Interesting Combination of Words

Word List 140

17–1. Coming or Going There Late 142

17–2. People Will Not Be Mad at Us This Time 143

17–3. Who Said What? 144

17–4. All Fifteen 145

Unit 18 All in the Family

Word List 148

18–1. It s a Family Affair 150

18–2. Double–Letter Words 151

18–3. No Feuding Within the Family Here 152

18–4. Headlines 153

Review Test Units 16 18 155

Unit 19 Skilled Or Not So Skilled

Word List 158

19–1. Be an Exemplary Student 160

19–2. Positive and Negative Words 161

19–3. Which Does Not Belong And Why? 162

19–4. Inventors and Inventions 163

Unit 20 Here, There, and Everywhere

Word List 166

20–1. Your Mother Is What Kind of an Engineer? 168

20–2. Adverbs Galore! 169

20–3. Making Your Way Around Analogies 170

20–4. How Simple! 171

Unit 21 Smart Or Not So Smart

Word List 174

21–1. Do You Have the Smarts? 176

21–2. Do You Have the Skill? 177

21–3. Expanding Your Vocabulary 178

21–4. World Capitals 179

Review Test Units 19 21 181

Unit 22 A Bit Different

Word List 184

22–1. A Traitor, a Criminal, and the Rest 186

22–2. Finding the Countries 187

22–3. People and What They Said 188

22–4. Where Did the Word Maestro Come From? 189

Unit 23 How (or Not How) to Say It

Word List 192

23–1. It s Not That Greek to You! 195

23–2. U–R That Clever! 196

23–3. This Is So Easy! 197

23–4. A Very Silly Poem 198

Unit 24 Gone!

Word List 200

24–1. Two at a Time 202

24–2. Water,Water Everywhere 203

24–3. –Ury Is In 204

24–4. Count on It to Be One of the First 205

Review Test Units 22 24 207

Unit 25 Age

Word List 210

25–1. The Last Letters 212

25–2. Starting Fresh 213

25–3. One Hundred Years and Counting 214

25–4. Ponce de Leon s Search 215

Unit 26 Who Wants to Be Called That?

Word List 218

26–1. All Types of Behaviors and Moods 220

26–2. Identifying the Person 221

26–3. Obstinate Is the Way to Go Here 222

26–4. Care to Do This Over Breakfast? 223

Unit 27 How Much Or How Little

Word List 226

27–1. We Want No Dearth of Correct Answers Here! 228

27–2. What Have You Wrought? 229

27–3. Large or Small or Just Enough? 230

27–4. Sounds Like . . . 231

Review Test Units 25 27 233

Unit 28 Social Studies Class

Word List 236

28–1. Take One, Then Two, and Then #15 Does It Alone 238

28–2. Let s Call It a Tie At Least in Points 239

28–3. Words Within Words 240

28–4. Do You Know Your U.S. Presidents? 241

Unit 29 Science Class

Word List 244

29–1. Making Sense Out of Science 246

29–2. Science Words 247

29–3. The Dictionary to the Rescue? 248

29–4. The Parade of Scientists 249

Unit 30 All About the Senses

Word List 252

30–1. A Crossword for the Senses 254

30–2. The Final Letters 255

30–3. Just Add Some Sweeteners 256

30–4. Sensing Your Capability 257

Review Test Units 28 30 259

List of Words by Unit 261

Words Included in This Book 269

Answer Key 273

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Jack Umstatter, a master English teacher with more than 30 years experience, is a multiple winner of the Teacher of the Year award. He currently teaches English and co–chairs the English department in the Cold Spring Harbor District in Long Island, New York. He is the author of numerous books includingHooked on English!, English Brainstormers!, Brain Games, andGrammar Grabbers from Jossey–Bass.
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