100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547487687
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

More is expected of middle schoolers—more reading, more writing, more independent learning. Achieving success in this more challenging world requires knowing many more words. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students in grades 6 to 8 (ages 11-14) to express themselves with distinction and get the most out of school. The 100 words are varied and interesting, ranging from verbs like muster and replenish to nouns like havoc and restitution to adjectives like apprehensive and imperious. Knowing these words enables students to express themselves with greater clarity and subtlety. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation and appears with at least one quotation—a moving or dramatic passage—taken from a book that middle schoolers are assigned in the classroom or enjoy reading on their own. Both classic and contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction are represented. Among the authors are young adult favorites and award-winners such as Kate Di Camillo, Russell Freedman, Neil Gaiman, E.L. Konigsberg, Lois Lowry, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, J. K. Rowling, and Gary Soto. Readers can see for themselves that the words are used by the very best writers in the very best books. It stands to reason that they will see them again and again in higher grades and throughout their lives. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students to gain useful knowledge and prepares them to step into a broader world.

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

Author: American Heritage Dictionary
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547333226
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents one hundred words that middle school students will encounter, giving the pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and origin of each word, and using each in a sample sentence.

100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547350155
Release Date: 2006-04-05
Genre: Reference

The latest title in the best-selling 100 Words series offers a fascinating look at the vocabulary of science and technology. Thoughtfully chosen by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, these words will stimulate inquisitive minds to explore new terrain, and challenge long-standing science buffs to measure up. Covering a wide variety of scientific fields—from evolution and ecology to physics and computer science—the words are representative of the vocabulary required to understand the most important concepts of science today. Each term is defined and explained in clear, nonscientific language, with examples showing the reader the importance of the word both in its field and in daily life. Many entries have extra features explaining word origins or providing fun facts and enlightening details. Key illustrations make the abstract comprehensible. Subjects discussed include absolute zero, dendrochronology, game theory, histone, Kuiper belt, Munchausen syndrome, piezoelectric effect, rain shadow, time dilation, and xerophyte. A great stocking-stuffer, graduation gift, or reward for the expert in the house, 100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know is sure to delight, surprise, and inspire everyone interested in the language of science and technology.

100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know

Author: American Heritage Dictionary Editors
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 1417675942
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

For use in schools and libraries only. The latest addition to the 100 Words series includes words carefully chosen to enhance a student's performance in high school, including typical contexts, sample sentences, and quotations that highlight the word.

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Author: American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 054478989X
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre:

A newly jacketed edition of this popular book that high school students can use to prepare for their studies and that adults can use todeterminewhat they remember from high school"

100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054735018X
Release Date: 2006-10-04
Genre: Reference

This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.

Amazing Word Power

Author: Patrick Daley
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545087082
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Education

For each word, you'll find a simple pronunciation, a kid-friendly definition, an example of how to use the word in a sentence, and a fun illustration that further scaffolds kids' understanding. Words are presented in groups of five that are linked in some way--for example, words may have related meanings or share the same Latin or Greek root. Engaging word-building activities give kids the multiple exposures to a word they need to truly "own" each word. Each book also includes a handy checklist so kids can track their growing word power. Loaded with lively notes and doodles to spark kids' interest! 2-color!

100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544306639
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Reference

Ideal for students in the upper grades of elementary school, 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage® Dictionaries. This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kind of vocabulary students often encounter in their classes and in their reading. From accommodate to zest, with stops along the way at frank, persuade, and vengeance, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the word's pronunciation, clear definitions of its various senses, and one or more short example sentences, along with a longer quotation from a classic or contemporary author showing how the word is used in a broader context.

Noah Webster and His Words

Author: Jeri Chase Ferris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547935416
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction Webster’s American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that Webster? Noah Webster (1758–1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. He spent twenty years writing two thousand pages to accomplish that, and the first 100 percent American dictionary was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old. This clever, hilariously illustrated account shines a light on early American history and the life of a man who could not rest until he’d achieved his dream. An illustrated chronology of Webster’s life makes this a picture perfect bi-og-ra-phy [noun: a written history of a person's life].

The American Heritage Book of English Usage

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547563213
Release Date: 1996-09-09
Genre: Reference

For the first time, the editors of the acclaimed American Heritage(R) Dictionary have applied their efforts to word usage as its own subject. The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and a subject and a word index.

The Best American Infographics 2016

Author: Gareth Cook
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544867086
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Social Science

“When it comes to infographics…the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensual—and often immediate. A good graphic says ‘See what I see!’ and either you do or you don’t. The best ones…pull you right in, and won’t let you go.” —From the introduction by Robert Krulwich The year’s most “awesome” (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways—from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing project on postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship. The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politics—including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographics—“the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful” (Scientific American). ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of Radiolab and a science correspondent for NPR. He writes, draws, and cartoons at Curiously Krulwich, where he synthesizes scientific concepts into colorful, one-of-a-kind blog posts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, and has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.

The Marino Mission One Girl One Mission One Thousand Words

Author: Karen B Chapman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544187290
Release Date: 2004-12-20
Genre: Study Aids

One unforgettable story. One thousand unforgettable SAT vocabulary words. Alexa McCurry leads an ordinary teenager's life in upstate New York—until she embarks on a summer adventure in Central America. While working at a potentially boring internship in a marine DNA lab, she befriends a local boy, José, and a remarkable dolphin, Pecas. Together, Alexa and José uncover an ominous secret: Pecas' missing baby may be a captive at a marine biology facility. In a riveting tale of intrigue, Alexa and José work to unravel the mystery—and lead the reader on a vocabulary-expanding adventure. The Marino Mission is a fun and painless way to master 1,000 tough SAT vocabulary words. Why spend all day looking at lists of words and definitions when you can read a gripping page-turner that incorporates SAT vocabulary words right into the text? Even better, words are defined at the bottom of each page so you don't have to flip to the back of the book to find definitions. Plus, self-tests at the end of the novel help you retain what you learn and prepare for test day. Once you open up The Marino Mission, you'll hardly know you're studying at all!

100 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know by 4th Grade

Author: Kama Einhorn
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0439566762
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A colorful, engaging, FUN language arts workbook that gives fourth graders important vocabulary-building practice. Continuing the successful Scholastic "100 Words"line of exciting new language arts workbooks, this product focuses on 100 essential words kids need to know by 4th grade. Colorful art and photographs illustrate the 256 pages of lively activities, including reading and writing practice, comprehension, critical thinking exercises and word puzzles. Includes special dictionary pages and dictionary skill tips and colorful bookmarks with vocabulary-building tips.

1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day

Author: Ceil Cleveland
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071850469
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Genre: Study Aids

Improve your vocabulary in your spare time-and enhance your opportunities for a lifetime Whether you're studying for school, preparing a business presentation, or mingling at a cocktail party, your mastery of words is essential to your overall success. 1,500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day is the ultimate crash course in vocabulary building-a comprehensive day-by-day, week-by-week program that makes it easy to learn new words in the fastest time possible. The book's simple lesson plans are organized by related topics, highlighting common words used in business, politics, religion, and the arts. Each chapter includes clear definitions, pronunciations, and examples of usage, as well as self-quizzes and fascinating facts for a total learning experience. This exciting year-long program will help you to: SPEAK AND WRITE with total confidence MASTER KEY WORDS AND TERMS that every professional should know PREPARE YOURSELF for college or enhance your career INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE on a wide range of subjects MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS with fill-in quizzes and a final review BUILD AN IMPRESSIVE VOCABULARY ...in just fifteen minutes a day.

The Mayan Mission

Author: Karen B. Chapman
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
ISBN: 0764598201
Release Date: 2005-11-07
Genre: Study Aids

Will Alexa and Jose solve the Mayan mystery? Will you conquer the SAT? With 1,000 SAT vocabulary words, this book holds the answers! In this suspenseful sequel to The Marino Mission, teens Alexa and Jose reunite at the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple where they unearth intriguing clues about this ancient civilization. When they uncover a sinister scheme to sell priceless Mayan artifacts to the highest bidder, Alexa and Jose get caught up in the throes of a fast-paced jungle adventure that draws them into a heart-wrenching predicament. Your predicament: You want to get a high score on the SAT. You'll uncover the secret in The Mayan Mission. It includes 1,000 SAT vocabulary words, including some tough, need-to-know words from The Marino Mission that are repeated. Together, the two action-packed adventures give you a strategy to master a total of 1,600 challenging words--painlessly, without memorizing mind-numbing lists. As the plot thickens, the vocabulary words become more challenging and your knowledge grows. Words are defined at the bottom of the page, so you don't have to flip back and forth. Creative exercises at the end of the novel reinforce the meaning and proper use of the words. If your mission is to prepare for the SAT, this is a great strategy!