Building students' vocabularies requires not only word lists, but research-based instruction and practice. Whether you are using the Interactive Edition or printed book, Vocabulary Workshop, Tools for Excellence provides:
consciousness, and critical thinking
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I use Vocabulary Workshop as a daily warmup in my senior A.P. Literature class. I have found that the repeated exposure to the words over the course of the week leads to the words “sticking.” They often pop up in students' writing as the semester goes on, and students will recognize them in the works we read, commenting that they remember a word from a previous unit in the vocabulary book.
I have been teaching English for 23 years now, and over the course of my tenure, I have tried a variety of approaches and workbooks for vocabulary instruction. Nine years ago, I was introduced to Vocabulary Workshop by a colleague, and I have used it ever since. The caliber of vocabulary in each unit is sophisticated, useful, and age appropriate challenging. I also like the exercises in each unit as they ask the kids to work with the words in various ways to reinforce the meaning and usage.