Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What are Teacher Reviewers Saying About Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT?

Recently, we received feedback on Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT from teachers on the Prestwick House National Curriculum Advisory Board.

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The words are defined, organized, used in context with multiple practices, and even gives the opportunity to practice new roots and prefixes. I also find the practice English sentences to be incredibly useful.

All students, whether taking the ACT or not, need to improve vocabulary skills. They also need to be able to read for errors. Learning root words and prefixes is an easy and organized way of improving vocabulary skills as well. This product does meet a demand!

Leticia C. Geldart

"The product gives excellent practice in the skills need for the college exam, including English grammar and writing."

- Karen Dennis

"There is an increased emphasis on vocabulary in state and national standards. This guide will not only prepare students for the ACT, but will also increase their comprehension in all disciplines."

- Sara Zeek

"Standardized testing is common today, and vocabulary is an integral element, necessary for success on these tests. Students need introduction to words that are more advanced than the language they use when communicating with their friends. Packaging everything necessary for a complete word study in one volume is an efficient method for improving word recognition, understanding, and retention."
"A well-educated student must have an extensive vocabulary that is often not well-developed without formal vocabulary study. The ability to read and comprehend what is read is important both to success in the classroom and success in life.The variety of exercises included ensure that students do not simply memorize a word for a test and then forget it. They get a sense of when and how to use the word which makes it more likely that they will remember and use newly acquired vocabulary."
"I am impressed with the variety of exercises for each lesson and the use of review lessons to aid retention. These review lessons introduce additional exercises such as crosswords. While primarily designed for the ACT, the vocabulary and exercises reflect the vocabulary and skills required to be successful on other standardized tests."
- Cynthia Byers

"Perhaps one of the hardest things to help students with is giving them a depth of vocabulary that will aid them not only on the ACT but also in college. This is a helpful approach with extremely accessible exercises.
The set of lessons would provide my students with words and exercises to help them incorporate these words into their academic vocabulary. The roots exercises are especially useful for my classroom."

- Janice Mullan

"As an AP teacher, I teach my students the value of diction and syntax - this book will definitely help identifying new words that will help them in their AP exams."
- Luis Garza

"Good organization; well-aligned with what the ACT expects students to know and be able to do (writing and critical reading especially, as there are fewer materials available that focus on these along with vocabulary instruction); periodic reviews after each set of seven chapters; rubrics for evaluating writing; state standards listed (an excellent item to include!)"

- Sharon King-Hanley

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