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504 absolutely essential words - Murray Bromberg
Call Number: PE1449.B68 2005
Publication Date: 2005
This carefully selected vocabulary collection is the essential core of words that need to be known and correctly used by middle schoolers, ESL students, and other adults for whom English is a second language. It presents 42 brief but effective word-building lessons. Each lesson introduces twelve new words contained in sample sentences and short articles. Fill-in-the-blanks exercises help students gauge their word-building progress.

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An introduction to English language : word, sound and sentence - Koenraad Kuiper
Call Number: PE124.K85 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Written in a clear, lively, easy-to-follow style, this intro textbook is based around 3 core topics of linguistic study: WORD: English words, how they fit into sentences, their internal structure, their meaning and how they make up vocabularies for various purposes.SOUND: the sound systems of English, its phonetics and phonology, & English intonation and stress patterns.SENTENCE: English sentence structure & introductory English grammar.

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English vocabulary for beginning ESL learners - Jean Yates
Call Number: PE1128.Y38 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in English.

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Kaplan Word Power (Power Series) - Kaplan
Call Number: SOS Reserve PE1449 .S345 1997
Publication Date: 1997
A valuable guide to improving vocabulary, including 750 key words commonly found on standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and graduate school admissions tests Presented in a fun format geared to high school and college students and adults seeking to polish their communication skills

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Merriam-Webster's vocabulary builder - Mary W. Cornog
Call Number: PE1449.C62 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Specially designed to improve use and learning of language. Thorough coverage of 1,200 words and 240 roots while introducing 2,300 more words. Organized by Greek and Latin roots for effective study with nearly 250 new words and roots. Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress. Great for students preparing to take standardized tests.

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Painless vocabulary - Michael Greenberg
Call Number: PE1449.G665 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Each chapter in this book introduces 15 new words and places them in amusing sentences as aids to memory retention and vocabulary building.

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The vocabulary builder : the practically painless way to a larger vocabulary - Judi Kesselman-Turkel
Call Number: PE1449.K37 2003
Publication Date: 2003
The Vocabulary Builder offers entertaining crossword, fill-in-the-answer, multiple choice, and other word puzzles (with answers!) to help students learn a selection of 600 well-used but often misunderstood words.

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Vocabulary & spelling success in 20 minutes a day
Call Number: PE1449.V58 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Includes: a pretest to diagnose your word power lessons w/ 100's of exercises to build a new & extensive vocabulary A post test that shows progress made. Crossword puzzles to practice the words learned, along with a helpful tips for remembering new words. Topics include: Definitions Pronunciation Spelling Words in Context Parts of Speech Denotation & Connotation Synonyms & Antonyms Prefixes & Suffixes Word Roots

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Vocabulary cartoons : SAT word power - Sam Burchers, Bryan Burchers
Call Number: PE1449.V584 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Learn 100's of SAT words faster/easier with powerful rhyming and visual mnemonics. Students in independent school tests learned 72% more words than students using traditional rote memory study materials. Contains 290 words, 29 review quizzes consisting of matching & fill in the blank problems.

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Vocabulary cartoons II : SAT word power - Sam Burchers
Call Number: PE1449 .V5842 2009
Publication Date: 2009
More Vocabulary Cartoons! Due to the overwhelming success of Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power our staff went back to work and cranked out another 290 SAT words with the same zany cartoons and rhyming words that made the first edition popular.

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Vocabulary instruction for struggling students - Patricia F. Vadasy, J. Ron Nelson
Call Number: LB1574.5 .V64 2012
Publication Date: c2012
"Addressing a key skill in reading, writing, and speaking, this comprehensive book is grounded in cutting-edge research on vocabulary development. It presents evidence-based instructional approaches for at-risk students, including English language learners and those with learning difficulties. Coverage ranges from storybook reading interventions for preschoolers to direct instruction and independent word-learning strategies for older students. Guidance is provided on using word lists effectively and understanding how word features influence learning.

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Writers Inc - Patrick Sebranek
Call Number: SOS Reserve PE1408 .S42 2001
Publication Date: 2000
Handbook helps students to find information quickly and easily.

Words to learn by : building academic vocabulary - Stephen Dolainski, S. Elizabeth Griffin
Call Number: PE1449 .D635 2011
Publication Date: c2011
Offers an evidence-based approach to vocabulary instruction for adult and young adult learners. Each lesson teaches five high-frequency academic vocabulary words. Draws words from the General Service List and the Academic Word List to build a foundation of high-utility words encountered in all academic content areas, as well as in the workplace and daily life. The structured sequence of guided-practice activities provices multiple opportunities to apply the new vocabulary in a variey of contexts


Word Origins

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Word Mysteries and History
Call Number: Ref PE1580 .W67 1986

The Story Behind the Word
Call Number: Ref PE1580 .F74 1985
Describes the history and meaning for hundreds of English words and expressions, and identifies each word's foreign sources

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