Wordstruck is a vocabulary improvement workbook for prime tuition scholars (grades 8-12), students, and intermediate or complicated English-as-a-second-language beginners. Our method of vocabulary improvement is novel due to its emphasis on analyzable observe constitution, i.e., English morphology, and on be aware development via effective affixation and certain and unbound observe kinds. In doing so, we train not just the that means of affixes but additionally their grammatical functionality the place appropriate.
Working via Wordstruck scholars will in attaining those goals:
•develop a extra refined vocabulary
•gain a deeper knowing of morphology and grammar
•develop a strategy to research new phrases they come across of their examining and listening
•employ reliable dictionaries (e.g., Miriam Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary) extra effectively
•improve their spelling
•raise their literacy level.
The first a part of the workbook introduces analyzable phrases containing effective prefixes and suffixes; the second one half keeps operating with affixes connected to certain and unbound be aware types.
Each of the 11 devices contains:
•a pretest and post-test
•a transparent set of goals
•explanatory texts with examples and tables
The workbook additionally contains:
•a entire resolution key
•a sizeable word list on the finish of the e-book.
Because there's an emphasis on workouts with an entire resolution key supplied, the workbook is perfect for either self-study and school room instruction.
Unlike different vocabulary improvement texts that target contexts and the vocabulary utilized in these contexts (e.g., eating place, dental workplace, etc.), the phenomenal characteristic of Wordstruck is the point of interest on morphology and note construction according to sound linguistic ideas. even though the contextual procedure of alternative texts is legitimate, such an procedure has a tendency to disregard the advanced morphology of English vocabulary. although designed for college kids in highschool and ESL newbies, those linguistic ideas also will aid students, even if within the arts or sciences, pre-med or pre-law.
In Wordstruck we've got designed an easy-to-use textbook that might support scholars research the basic linguistic ideas had to foster a extra complicated vocabulary.
—Moira Taylor and Allan McNeill