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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

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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

Edward B. Fry

ISBN: 978-0-787-99695-6 April 2008 Jossey-Bass 228 Pages

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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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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. flamboyant

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 181

Appendix B: Research 183

Appendix C: Prefix Spelling Variations 186

Appendix D: Useful Roots for Scholarly Words 189

References 192

Index 193