Vocabulary Plus High School and Up : A Source-Based Approach (Pearson at School)
Most vocabulary books either give good advice about teaching vocabulary or provide ways to teach specific words, Vocabulary Plus does both by presenting sound theory combined with workable teaching materials. The major advantage of a source-based approach is that the words have "natural" connections to each other and so can be taught through what are variously called gestalts, webs, or ladders. Because the words have grown out of the most basic parts of human experience, even young children have a place to start as they unlock and learn new concepts. There is no need to create "fake" mnemonics to help students remember isolated words, nor is there a need to devise "wrong" sample sentences from which students select the correct answer. Each chapter includes Workshop pages ready for photocopying, along with suggestions for many other activities that will engage students' interest long enough that their minds will have time to absorb the meanings. Inservice and preservice teachers.