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Words, Words, Words : Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Vocabulary Building, Grades 7-12 - Jack Umstatter

Words, Words, Words

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

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Published: 28th June 2004
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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<i>Words, Words, Words</i> 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.&#160;<i>Words, Words, Words</i> 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&#8217;s meaning, associations, similarities, and differences and includes dynamic classroom-tested activities such as <ul> <li>Crossword puzzles <li>Matching columns <li>Magic squares <li>Jumbles <li>Word finds <li>Close reading <li>Multiple choice questions <li>Concealed quotations <li>Riddles </ul>

"Offering practical and enjoyable activities, this book is an essential resource for any teacher concerned with enhancing his or her students' vocabulary."
--Gary Muschla, author, The Writing Teacher?s Book of Lists, Second Edition

?Words, Words, Words is a student and teacher friendly book that incorporates key vocabulary skills in a structured, interesting format. Thematic units, helpful hints and enjoyable, motivational exercises make this a standout. Umstatter's latest is a great vocabulary book with a sense of humor!?
--Marylou McCullough, director of humanities, West Islip Public School and former high school English teacher

?Jack Umstatter has created a book filled with meaningful language arts activities. This book can be used as a foundation for a course, for spot lessons, or for remediation. These lessons will engage students and help make learning fun.?
--Tom Hall, high school principal, Harvard, Massachusetts

?Jack Umstatter's uniquely engaging word puzzles are not just vocabulary-builders. They invite students to think seriously about the shades of meaning that are so critical to reading comprehension, critical analysis and self-expression.?
--John Tessitore, award-winning author for young adults, author of Muhammad Ali: The World's Champion

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

ISBN: 9780787971168
ISBN-10: 0787971162
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 28th June 2004
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 21.75  x 2.17
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1