Words Matter

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-20
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Words Matterfeatures a conceptual approach to teaching mid- to high-level vocabulary. Each chapter introduces ten words linked together by theme, such as humor, light, heat, and friendship. This common thread helps students to compare and contrast words related in meaning or structure. As a result, students have multiple opportunities to form connections and anchor each new word and its meaning in their long-term memory. Readings also focus on topics of social and historical importance so that students expand their cultural literacy along with their vocabulary. Pre-, Post-, and Advanced Mastery Tests provide students with the consistent but varied repetition of terms necessary to improve their vocabulary skills. Memory Peg boxes offer a specific learning strategy for each new word.

Table of Contents

Setting the Stage
From Beginning to End
More Beginnings and Endings
All Well and Good
Light and Dark
High and Low
Getting Mad and Making Up
Words on Wit and Humor
Speaking of Appearances
In a Manner of Speaking
Focusing on Language and Literature
Character Comments
More Character Comments
Bad Behavior
The Language of Praise and Blame
More on Praise and Blame
Food Chat
Following the Rules
Moral and Immoral
Getting Emotional
In Sickness and in Health
Living with the Animals
Clearing the Way
Analyzing Arguments
Building Vocabulary
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