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Help: Vocab curriculum for an enrichment course

 
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TutorGirl
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:27 am    Post subject: Help: Vocab curriculum for an enrichment course Reply with quote

I am an english tutor at a non-profit. We are starting an english enrichment program. One of the aspects I need to address is vocabulary. Our competition uses books of words and definitions that are grade level for each grade, where kids go over 50 words a week.

I am looking for a way to efficiently have material to compete because our class has already started. Can you give me any resources or links that I might be able to use? I teach 4th-8th grade.

Also, is jr. high too early to just use a bunch of SAT words?

I am a new teacher, used to tutoring college business, so any help would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few ideas.

Wordly Wise for elementary ages.

http://rainbowresource.com/prodlist.php?sid=1263849707-1749629&subject=8&category=1920

Vocabulary Cartoons. Elementary edition is for grades 3-6. Other 2 books are for grades 7-12.

http://rainbowresource.com/prodlist.php?sid=1263876909-1218403&subject=8&category=1951

This year, one of my sons has this book - Hot Words for the SAT.

http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Words-SAT-Linda-Carnevale/dp/0764144790/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296335608&sr=1-1

You can definitely teach SAT words in junior high.

Here are some sites.

AAA Spell Vocabulary

http://www.aaaspell.com/vocabulary.htm

Vocabulary.com

http://www.vocabulary.com/

Free Rice

http://freerice.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. That has some good links I did not know of before.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that the Wordly Wise program will be compatible with the Chinese culture?
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