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Experience Vocabulary Workshop, Tools for Excellence

Grades 6–12+ (Levels A–H)
The Vocabulary Program That's More Than a Word List
The Vocabulary Program That's More Than a Word List

The Tools for Excellence Edition continues Vocabulary Workshop’s more than 50-year legacy of success. Building students’ vocabularies includes not only research-based word lists, but research-based instruction and practice.

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What Are Customers Saying About Vocabulary Workshop?

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.

Michael W., Cobb County, GA

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.

Meaghan O. Gr. 8 English Teacher

Direct Instruction

Direct, explicit, and systematic instruction provides students opportunities to understand words in text (receptively) and to apply that understanding through writing (expressively).

 

Introductory Passage

Exposure to new vocabulary in the context of reading passages helps students learn the way these words are used as well as how to use context clues to help determine word meaning.

Writing: Words in Action

Two writing prompts give students the opportunity to use new vocabulary to respond to a text-dependent question about the introductory passage and a question modeled on those found on standardized tests.

Multiple Exposures

Let students learn and experience new words in multiple ways.

Grade 6
Grade 8
Grade 10
Grade 12

Definitions & Audio

Definitions are clear, useful, and informal explanations. With the iWords audio program, students hear the correct pronunciation, the definition, and its use in an example sentence.

 

Choosing the Right Word

In this activity, students select the correct word using the definitions and example sentences in Definitions as well as the Word Part Gallery.

Synonyms and Antonyms

These exercises reinforce meanings and provide students with examples of usage and context.

Completing the Sentence

Designed so that only one word fits in a given blank, students use embedded context clues choosing the right word for each sentence.

Definitions & Audio, Grade 6

Choosing the Right Word, Grade 6

Synonyms & Antonyms, Grade 6

Completing the Sentence, Grade 6

Definitions & Audio

Definitions are clear, useful, and informal explanations. With the iWords audio program, students hear the correct pronunciation, the definition, and its use in an example sentence.

 

Choosing the Right Word

In this activity, students select the correct word using the definitions and example sentences in Definitions as well as the Word Part Gallery.

Synonyms and Antonyms

These exercises reinforce meanings and provide students with examples of usage and context.

Completing the Sentence

Designed so that only one word fits in a given blank, students use embedded context clues choosing the right word for each sentence.

Definitions & Audio, Grade 8

Choosing the Right Word, Grade 8

Synonyms and Antonyms, Grade 8

Completing the Sentence, Grade 8

Definitions & Audio

Definitions are clear, useful, and informal explanations. With the iWords audio program, students hear the correct pronunciation, the definition, and its use in an example sentence.

 

Choosing the Right Word

In this activity, students select the correct word using the definitions and example sentences in Definitions as well as the Word Part Gallery.

Synonyms and Antonyms

These exercises reinforce meanings and provide students with examples of usage and context.

Completing the Sentence

Designed so that only one word fits in a given blank, students use embedded context clues choosing the right word for each sentence.

Definitions & Audio, Grade 10

Choosing the Right Word, Grade 10

Synonyms and Antonyms, Grade 10

Completing the Sentence, Grade 10

Definitions & Audio

Definitions are clear, useful, and informal explanations. With the iWords audio program, students hear the correct pronunciation, the definition, and its use in an example sentence.

 

Choosing the Right Word

In this activity, students select the correct word using the definitions and example sentences in Definitions as well as the Word Part Gallery.

Synonyms and Antonyms

These exercises reinforce meanings and provide students with examples of usage and context.

Completing the Sentence

Designed so that only one word fits in a given blank, students use embedded context clues choosing the right word for each sentence.

Definitions & Audio, Grade 12

Choosing the Right Word, Grade 12

Synonyms and Antonyms, Grade 12

Completing the Sentence, Grade 12

Differentiation

The goal for students who should need differentiated instruction is not just to recognize the words, but rather to incorporate them into their personal lexicon for writing and speaking.

Begin with Audio!

Students can listen to each reading passage and unit word in the iWords audio program on any internet-accessible device.

Differentiated Passages

These passages are shorter in length and on a lower Lexile ® measure. Context clues help students to understand of how context provides clues to deciphering word meaning.

Review and Assess

Mastery of words is developed over time when students practice, review, and interact with unit words.

Unit Review

Reviews provide further exposures in different formats to the words taught and include preparation for the reading sections of standardized tests in formats modeled on state exams.

Interactive Games

Students have fun while they practice vocabulary with games that keep score, monitor progress, and include growth mindset feedback.

Comprehensive Assessment System

Vocabulary Workshop's comprehensive assessment system includes diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment options to measure students’ vocabulary development.

Interactive Edition

Vocabulary Workshop Interactive Edition is perfect for students who crave interaction! The print edition comes alive online. Teachers can build custom exercises and assessments, personalize student learning with assignments based on their needs—all while tracking progress.

Customize Learning

Adjust your use of Vocabulary Workshop for students learning in any environment including in the classroom, virtually, and for afterschool and summer school programs.

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