Vocabulary Plus High School and Up: A Source-Based Approach / Edition 1

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Most vocabulary books either give good advice about teaching vocabulary or provide ways to teach specific words, Vocabulary Plus does both by presenting sound theory combined with workable teaching materials. The major advantage of a source-based approach is that the words have "natural" connections to each other and so can be taught through what are variously called gestalts, webs, or ladders. Because the words have grown out of the most basic parts of human experience, even young children have a place to start as they unlock and learn new concepts. There is no need to create "fake" mnemonics to help students remember isolated words, nor is there a need to devise "wrong" sample sentences from which students select the correct answer. Each chapter includes Workshop pages ready for photocopying, along with suggestions for many other activities that will engage students' interest long enough that their minds will have time to absorb the meanings. Inservice and preservice teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205360147
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with “Teachers Preface,” and concludes with “End-of-Chapter Activities.”


1. The Theory Behind a Source-Based Approach.

An Overview of the Kinds of Language Change That Will Be Illustrated.

The Problem of Testing vs. Teaching.

Knowing the Differences Between Metaphors and Puns.

Things We Learned from our Guest Teaching.

How the Remaining Chapters in This Book Are Organized.

2. Animals.

Workshop 2.1 From the Horse's Mouth.

Workshop 2.2 Other Farm Animals.

Workshop 2.3 Animal Homes.

Workshop 2.4 Figuring Out the Grounding of Metaphors.

Workshop 2.5 Practicing with Analogies.

Workshop 2.6 A Crossword Puzzle.

3. The Human Body.

Workshop 3.1 The Grounding of Eye Metaphors.

Workshop 3.2 Back Metaphors from Literal to Literary.

Workshop 3.3 Up in Arms—An Extended Metaphor.

Workshop 3.4 Latin and Related English Words for Body Parts.

4. Communication.

Workshop 4.1 The Power of Communication.

Workshop 4.2 Non-Voice Communications.

Workshop 4.3 Music and Performance.

Workshop 4.4 Musical Instruments.

Workshop 4.5 Using Colors for More than Decoration.

Workshop 4.6 Computer Assisted Communication.

5. Plants and Food.

Workshop 5.1 Farming and Gardening Metaphors.

Workshop 5.2 Plants as the Source of Shape Metaphors.

Workshop 5.3 Plants as the Source of Color Words.

Workshop 5.4 Good Food—Good Taste.

Workshop 5.5 Good-Related Clichés.

Workshop 5.6 Cooking and Eating.

Workshop 5.7 A Crossword Puzzle of Plants and Farming Words.

6. Clothing.

Workshop 6.1 Clothes as the Source of Metaphors.

Workshop 6.2 From Head to Foot.

Workshop 6.3 Accessories.

Workshop 6.4 The Making of Clothes.

Workshop 6.5 Weaving Cloth.

Workshop 6.6 Sewing and Knitting.

7. Living and Dying.

Workshop 7.1 Being Born.

Workshop 7.2 Words for Being Alive: Quick, Bio, and Vivus.

Workshop 7.3 English Words from Latin Mortalis.

Workshop 7.4 Other Words Related to Death.

Workshop 7.5 Words Related to Death.

Workshop 7.6 The Remains.

Workshop 7.7 A Crossword Puzzle on Living and Dying.

8. Using Prefixes and Suffixes.

Workshop 8.1 Pro and Con.

Workshop 8.2 The Good and the Bad.

Workshop 8.3 Directions: Near and Far.

Workshop 8.4 Ex- Marks the Spot.

Workshop 8.5 Just Say No.

Workshop 8.6 Above and Below.

Workshop 8.7 Time Out.

Workshop 8.8 Actor or Agentive Suffixes.

Workshop 8.9 More or Less.

9. Do-It-Yourself Lessons.


Family Relationships.

Weapons and Hostile Actions.

Weather and Sky.

Geological Formations.

Latin and Greek Roots for Intellectual Actions.

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