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Today’s review features a detailed look at the Vocabulary Virtuoso: Mastering Middle School Vocabulary book by The Critical Thinking Co.™ This workbook focuses on increase vocabulary, language arts, and PSAT skills for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Vocabulary Virtuoso: Mastering Middle School Vocabulary book by The Critical Thinking Co.™ is 168-pages and houses 15 lessons. These lessons teach 180 words from the PSAT list through various language arts activities.
All lessons include:
- Pronunciation keys
- Parts of speech
- Fallacies in reasoning
- Foreign words and phrases
- Journalistic writing
All lessons begin with a detailed vocabulary list including definitions and additional helpful information. From there, the six activities begin requiring reading and writing skills to use the words in context. After continuous practice, your middle school linguist will learn a myriad of ways to use and recognize these words in their original form and variations. This will not only help further expand your student’s vocabulary but build their spelling and writing skills.
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- A: Multiple choice fill-in-the-blank for sentences
- B: Word List fill in the blank for sentences
- C: Story challenge using the word list
- D: Unscramble word using definition as a clue
- E: Use idiom, phrase, or synonym to define word list
- F: Write a sentence using the word list
Bear used this workbook for several weeks in conjunction with his English From the Roots Up lessons. Each activity took him approximately ten minutes to complete and he only did one every other school day. He thought the Vocabulary Virtuoso: Mastering Middle School Vocabulary book by The Critical Thinking Co.™ was well organized and provided a variety of ways to use the words. I like that the pronunciation, alternative choices, definitions, and parts of speech are included with the word list. This book also has perforated pages which make them easy to remove before completing. We recommend Vocabulary Virtuoso: Mastering Middle School Vocabulary book by The Critical Thinking Co™ to families ready to prepare their middle-schoolers for the PSAT and SAT tests through fun yet challenging activities.
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