The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder

The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder

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by Mark Phillips
     
 
Mark Phillips (Bayside, NY), a former SAT Verbal instructor, has worked as an editor in the publishing field for more than 30 years. He is the author of seven books.

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Mark Phillips (Bayside, NY), a former SAT Verbal instructor, has worked as an editor in the publishing field for more than 30 years. He is the author of seven books.

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Phillips, who has written several other instructional works (e.g., Guitar for Dummies) and is a former SAT Verbal instructor, retells the well-known classic The Wizard of Oz by interspersing "big" words in an otherwise simply told story. The idea is to help readers increase their vocabulary by reading (and thus understanding) "difficult" words in the context of a familiar story. The result: a text that does not read naturally, of course, but in this case makes sense because the words under scrutiny stand out both on paper (they are printed in bold typeface) and in memory. As Phillips explains, this vocabulary builder is best suited for senior high school students preparing for the SATs but also for ESL students. The useful index, which lists all 1850 boldfaced words, is especially useful for revision purposes. Another helpful feature is that each word's definition, along with more usage examples, is conveniently placed at the bottom of the page on which the word appears. Although this original approach to vocabulary building is no substitute for wide reading, it is a more natural method than learning words from lists and makes for an encouraging start toward developing good reading habits. Most suitable for school and academic libraries.-Rebecca Bollen, North Bergen, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972743907
Publisher:
Cornell, A.J. Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
714,508
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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