A Word a Day provides a structured format to help students build vocabulary with quick, daily practice. The 366 lessons contain the following features: the word is defined the part of speech is given for the word the word is used in a sentence designed to provide enough context that students can easily grasp the meaning two oral exercises are given to help students understand and articulate what the new word means Two exercises are presented for each entry in A Word a Day, Intermediate. For every word in students are asked to share an opinion, personal experience, or other comment that demonstrates their understanding of the new word. Connecting new information to previous experience facilitates learning. The second exercise sometimes requires students to identify features that are and are not attributes of the target word. One of the most effective ways to help students identify subtleties of meaning is to identify attributes that do not apply. For other words, the second exercise asks students to complete one of three types of graphic organizers that help build a deeper understanding of the word meaning. Reproducible templates of the graphic organizers are included in the back of the book.