ISBN-10:
1133586848
ISBN-13:
9781133586845
Pub. Date:
01/01/2013
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
The World of Words / Edition 9

The World of Words / Edition 9

by Margaret Ann Richek

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The World of Words / Edition 9

The World of Words not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success, but also arms them with the skills they need to acquire new words independently for years to come. Through repetition and a focus on integrating three critical skills - dictionary use, context clues, and word elements - this best-selling text inspires students to take the first steps towards a lifetime of learning about language. Online audio clips help students hone pronunciation, and in-text practice exercises and sample sentences feature engaging topics such as college sports, current news topics, and pop culture. In addition, there is a wealth of instructor support materials, including pre-written tests for every chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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ISBN-13: 9781133586845
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 962,195
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Margaret Richek, a specialist in vocabulary development, received her Ph.D. in education in 1974 from the University of Chicago. For many years, she served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University, teaching developmental reading courses to college students. She has published articles and presented across the United States on strategies for vocabulary learning, and is the author of VOCABULARY FORACHIEVEMENT, a series of textbooks for grades 3 through 12. Currently, she is Professor Emerita of Northeastern Illinois University and serves as a consultant for Roosevelt University in Chicago and the Bureau of Education and Research.

Table of Contents

Preface. PART I: DICTIONARY SKILLS AND CONTEXT CLUES. Parts of Speech. Word Endings and Parts of Speech. 1. Words About People. Did You Know? What's in a Name? Learning Strategy: Using the Dictionary. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: The Sandwich King? Insight into Idioms: Expressions for Color. 2. Words in the News. Did You Know? How Many Ways Can a Team Win or Lose? Learning Strategy: Context Clues of Substitution. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Sneakers: A Multibillion-Dollar Industry. Insight into Idioms: Communication. 3. Words for Feeling, Expression, and Action. Did You Know? How Do Cars Get Their Names? Learning Strategy: Context Clues of Definition. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero. Insight into Idioms: Feelings and Actions. 4. Other Useful English Words. Did You Know? How Does English Get New Words? Learning Strategy: Context Clues of Opposition. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Christian - The Lion who Didn't Forget. Insight into Idioms: Rhyme and Repetition. Review: Chapters 1-4. PART II: WORD ELEMENTS. Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes. Using Word Elements. 5. Word Elements: Prefixes. Did You Know? Where Does English Come From? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Prefixes. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Food of the People. Insight into Idioms: Expressions for Beginnings, Endings, and Time. 6. Word Elements: People and Names. Did You Know? Which Words Come from Names? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Roots; Word Elements About People. Word Roots Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes and Name Words Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Testing the Games. Insight into Idioms: Expressions About the Body. 7. Word Elements: Movement. Did You Know? How Did Inventions Get Their Names? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Movement. Word Roots Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes of Movement Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: The Small Nut that is Not a Nut. Insight into Idioms: Actions. 8. Word Elements: Together and Apart. Did You Know? What Are Two Sources of English? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Together and Apart. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Roots Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Intelligence Under Fire: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers. Insight into Idioms: Agreement and Anger. Review: Chapters 5-8. 9. Word Elements: Numbers and Measures. Did You Know? How Were the Months of the Year Named? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Numbers and Measures. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: Tattoos, So Modern and Yet So Ancient. Insight into Idioms: Money. 10. Word Elements: Thought and Belief. Did You Know? Animal Words of Thought and Belief. Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Thought and Belief. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: The Origins of Superstitions. Insight into Idioms: Animals. 11. Word Elements: The Body and Health. Did You Know? How Did Snacks Originate? Learning Strategy: Word Elements: The Body and Health. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: A New Language—of Silence. Insight into Idioms: Food. 12. Word Elements: Speech and Writing. Did You Know- Shortening English. Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Speech and Writing. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage: How We Fall and Stay in Love. Insight into Idioms: Communicating. Review: Chapters 9-12. Index of Words, Word Elements, and Idioms.

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