Flocabulary: The Hip-Hop Approach to SAT-Level Vocabulary Building

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Hip-hop is hot, but it's rarely been used as an educational tool until now. That's the beauty of this radical new approach to studying vocabulary for standardized tests, which has been embraced by teachers and reviewers everywhere. Instead of dry test guides that turn kids off, this method builds on our natural tendency to recall song lyrics by infusing difficult words, and their definitions, into irresistibly rhythmic music. Now students can sing their way to better SAT and ACT...

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Overview

Hip-hop is hot, but it's rarely been used as an educational tool until now. That's the beauty of this radical new approach to studying vocabulary for standardized tests, which has been embraced by teachers and reviewers everywhere. Instead of dry test guides that turn kids off, this method builds on our natural tendency to recall song lyrics by infusing difficult words, and their definitions, into irresistibly rhythmic music. Now students can sing their way to better SAT and ACT scores!

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Are you preparing for the SAT test? Are your eyes glazing over at long lists of vocabulary words and endless definitions? This title uses rhyme and music to help students learn and remember vocabulary. Using 500 words that have appeared on the SAT in recent years, Blake Harrison and Alexander Rappaport draw high school students in with the appeal of rap music. In this ingenious book, the writers use rap music as a starting point toward teaching vocabulary; students will literally sing their way through definitions of words and eventually end up with a higher verbal score. Each section features a catchy rap song, complete with definitions of illustrated vocabulary words. The end of the section includes traditional exercises that students will find on today's SAT, such as synonym matching, sentence completion, and reading comprehension. This book brilliantly targets high school students preparing for the SAT by coming to the test from their perspective. This is an invaluable resource with both entertainment and instructional value for high school students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933662145
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Flocabulary Study Guides Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 245,875
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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