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Wordly Wise 3000 provides systematic vocabulary instruction designed to develop the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. The writers of Wordly Wise understand the importance of strong vocabulary skills in preparing students for a successful future.
Vocabulary Is Key
A student’s vocabulary is key to comprehension—and comprehension is key to success in reading, success on tests, and success beyond high school. Every word in Wordly Wise 3000 was selected to expand critical grade-level vocabulary and to improve reading comprehension.
Wordly Wise 3000 Levels K and 1 develop key oral vocabulary that lays the foundation for literacy success and prepares students for the content area reading they will encounter in later grades. Starting in Book 2, vocabulary instruction becomes more sophisticated, while continuing to prepare students for content area learning.
Skills & Strategies
Among the skills and strategies covered in the Wordly Wise 3000 titles are vocabulary development, reading comprehension, critical thinking, using a dictionary and pronunciation key, word usage, test taking/assessment, context clues, synonyms and antonyms, multiple-meaning words, using word parts to determine meaning (prefixes, suffixes, Greek and Latin roots), homophones, picture clues and captions, analogies, word origins, and repeated exposure in many contexts.
Content for Middle and High Schoolers
Books 6 through 12 in the Wordly Wise 3000 program present words commonly encountered in grade-level literature, textbooks, standardized tests, and the SAT. All words selected have been analyzed based upon word importance, usefulness, and/or difficulty. Knowledge of the selected words can greatly improve students’ reading comprehension, as well as their standardized test results.
Resources for Instructors
In addition, Wordly Wise 3000 provides teachers with manageable, easy-to-use resources for delivering effective, direct vocabulary instruction along with word-learning strategies…all critical for high-stakes tests and content-area reading. Each book also includes free web resources—from interactive vocabulary games to word lists with audio and visual support and graphic organizers. Teachers and parents can also purchase the accompanying audio CDs and test generator software to help support the program.
(4th edition content will not match 3rd edition.)