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

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

by Jack Umstatter
 

Words, Words, Words 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. Words,

Overview

Words, Words, Words 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. Words, Words, Words 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’s meaning, associations, similarities, and differences and includes dynamic classroom-tested activities such as

  • Crossword puzzles
  • Matching columns
  • Magic squares
  • Jumbles
  • Word finds
  • Close reading
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Concealed quotations
  • Riddles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787971168
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/25/2004
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"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

Meet the Author

Jack Umstatter, a master English teacher with more than 30 years’ experience, is a multiple winner of the Teacher of the Year award. He currently teaches English and co-chairs the English department in the Cold Spring Harbor District in Long Island, New York. He is the author of numerous books including Hooked on English!, English Brainstormers!, Brain Games, and Grammar Grabbers from Jossey-Bass.

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