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The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Expand Vocabulary, Teach Roots, and Prepare for Standardized Tests

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9695-6
228 pages
April 2008, Jossey-Bass
The Reading Teacher
From the best-selling author of The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists comes this hands-on reference containing 180 challenging and engaging lessons—one for each day of the school year. The book is designed to expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and help them become excited about the life-long process of learning new words. It can be used equally well for in-class activities, self-study, tutoring, or homeschooling. The lessons contained in this book are perfect for “sponge activities”—five-minute lessons to start off or end each class period—or for a supplementary vocabulary lesson.  
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How to Use This Book.

Lessons.

1. vocation.

2. worst.

3. catalyst.

4. countervail.

5. fluid.

6. triad.

7. unemphatic.

8. papyrus.

9. crude.

10. bedraggle.

11. dictatorial.

12. exotic.

13. imperturbable.

14. aerophobia.

15. magnanimous.

16. zealot.

17. bibliophobia.

18. impede.

19. bursar.

20. antidote.

21. tantalize.

22. pathetic.

23. ingratiate.

24. oblique.

25. necropolis.

26. decibel.

27. genocide.

28. feng shui.

29. salutatorian.

30. emancipate.

31. indoctrinate.

32. declaration.

33. gullible.

34. gregarious

35. preamble.

36. plutocracy.

37. photosynthesis.

38. corpulent.

39. benevolent.

40. orthodontics.

41. edict.

42. countermand.

43. cognitive.

44. supervene.

45. kaleidoscope.

46. tacit.

47. decapitate.

48. centennial.

49. scriptorium.

50. hydroponics.

51. audiometry.

52. collate.

53. occlude.

54. ductile.

55. ducal.

56. equanimity.

57. salient.

58. lithosphere.

59. encryption.

60. just.

61. dichotomy.

62. despondent.

63. portage.

64. cyclonic.

65. pathos.

66. invincible.

67. philanthropy.

68. unicorn.

69. eulogy.

70. intractable.

71. emit.

72. hydrogen.

73. moderator.

74. barometer.

75. republic.

76. hosteler.

77. hyperbole.

78. evident.

79. hypothermia.

80. innate.

81. regent.

82. real.

83. stance.

84. substitute.

85. evolve.

86. erupt.

87. obverse.

88. vertigo.

89. asteroid.

90. concord.

91. biogeography.

92. precept.

93. facilitate.

94. affinity.

95. retrogress.

96. grange.

97. sociability.

98. cosign.

99. purge.

100. phonetics.

101. appertaining.

102. gradient.

103. mount.

104. locomotion.

105. aspirate.

106. incriminate.

107. curator.

108. obdurate.

109. presentiment.

110. fixate.

111. crony.

112. assonance.

113. insolvent.

114. discipline.

115. tort.

116. atonement.

117. investiture.

118. variegated.

119. awkward.

120. ultrasound.

121. mortified.

122. journalistic.

123. maritime.

124. formalism.

125. frangible.

126. circuitous.

127. royalty.

128. tribute.

129. similitude.

130. multifarious.

131. fl amboyant.

132. pendulum.

133. micron.

134. candor.

135. minutia.

136. perquisite.

137. introspection.

138. desist.

139. dynasty.

140. impressionism.

141. juxtapose.

142. conservator.

143. suffice.

144. confectioner.

145. malcontent.

146. median.

147. gestate.

148. distend.

149. encompass.

150. actuate.

151. attribute.

152. emissary.

153. oligarchy.

154. covert.

155. incipient.

156. concentric.

157. miscreant.

158. courtesy.

159. demagogue.

160. dividend.

161. vivisection.

162. coherence.

163. notoriety.

164. immune.

165. resuscitate.

166. fortify.

167. construct.

168. sensation.

169. infuse.

170. loquacious.

171. cognizant.

172. reduplication.

173. perfidy.

174. interminable.

175. quadrant.

176. radiate.

177. anagram.

178. ratify.

179. rectitude.

180. ascend.

Appendix A: Author's Comments.

Appendix B: Research.

Appendix C: Prefi x Spelling Variations.

Appendix D: Useful Roots for Scholarly Words.

References.

Index.

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Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of education at Rutgers University where, for 24 years, he was director of the Reading Center. He is the best-selling author or co-author of numerous books, including The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists and The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists.
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