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Word Smart Junior

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Does English class make you squeamish? Is vocabulary the bane of your existence? Don't fret! With Word Smart Junior, it's easy to solve your vocabulary problems. All you have to do is put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and listen. After just a few minutes of this wacky story, you'll already have learned enough words to impress parents, teachers, and friends alike with your eloquence!
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Overview

NOW ON COMPACT DISC
Does English class make you squeamish? Is vocabulary the bane of your existence? Don't fret! With Word Smart Junior, it's easy to solve your vocabulary problems. All you have to do is put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and listen. After just a few minutes of this wacky story, you'll already have learned enough words to impress parents, teachers, and friends alike with your eloquence!
Your hosts, Fred and Ginger, introduce you to the most extraordinary characters, each one illustrating words in a hilarious way. By the end of this program, you will be able to employ more than 120 fantastic new words! You'll earn kudos (and good grades) without straining your brain, and by the time you get around to taking that big test–the SAT–you'll have the vocabulary it takes to excel.
Based on the popular Princeton Review book, Word Smart Junior is designed for kids in grades 6 to 8.
INCLUDES TWO 60-MINUTE CDs AND A WORD LIST BOOKLET
Concise, easy-to-remember definitions • Great examples and stories that teach words in context • Mnemonics to make it all stick
Try out Grammar Smart Junior to polish the words you learn in this program with a great grasp of grammar.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-8Middle school students think of vocabulary as a dry, tedious subject full of repetitious drills. These tapes, however, use humor and relevant situations to introduce 120 new and useful words. Hosts Fred and Ginger act as commentators and facilitators as an obviously fictional story about two middle schoolers is told in several chapters. The students are banished from Bestville because they do not excel at anything and are sentenced to live at Mediocre Mountain. On the way there, they encounter a series of outlandish adventures which provide opportunities to employ a variety of vocabulary words. Most of the selected words are intriguing and potentially useful, such as pithy, abdicate, and cavort. Each chapter is acted out using a variety of voices with audio cues such as horns or clanks to indicate when a vocabulary word is used. With emphasis on using contextual clues to gain understanding, Fred and Ginger then review the chapter and discuss and define (but don't spell) each highlighted word. This format allows easy classroom use, since each chapter could be listened to on a different day. Although the humor is sometimes a bit corny and at times too sophisticated for the intended audience, this is a worthwhile and painless way to spice up students' limited vocabularies.Susan McCaffrey, Sturgis Middle School, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609811351
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • Series: Princeton Review on Audio Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 2 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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