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A Word A Day

Author : Anu Garg
ISBN : 1118039688
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45. 62 MB
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"Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" -Barbara Wallraff Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court Praise for A Word a Day "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens." -John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary "A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!" -Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language Written by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (www.wordsmith.org), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from "Portmanteaux" to "Words That Make the Spell-Checker Ineffective." each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

A Word A Day

Author : Beek Thao
ISBN : 9781452083070
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"A Word A Day" is an inspirational collection of original acrostic poems and poems and sayings by Beek Thao. While she keeps her meanings serious, a touch of humor jumps in every now and then to keep the pages interesting and unique. She puts everyday challenges into each word, daring you to not stop choosing, "Which word will be your word today?"

Another Word A Day

Author : Anu Garg
ISBN : 9780471718451
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 21. 72 MB
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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (wordsmith.org), presents an all-new collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers, scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That Company Name Mean?" In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations. Praise for a word a day "Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories." --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

New Word A Day

Author : Elliot Steven Carruthers
ISBN : 1492750069
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 39. 1 MB
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Improve your vocabulary with a new word a day! 365 words in a calendar format help you to learn one new word each day. Memory tricks and riddles make it fun and easy. Phonetic and simple explanations help you to use the words in a conversation. Making New Word A Day both enjoyable and entertaining!

A Word A Day Grade 5

Author : Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
ISBN : 1596734116
Genre : Education
File Size : 63. 77 MB
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Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 5. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, and completing graphic organizers give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 5: * navigate, phenomenon, quagmire * quintessential, ravenous, rebellious * inundate, correspond, aspire * vicinity, tumultuous, vulnerable

A Word A Day Grade 3

Author : Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
ISBN : 1596734094
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 88 MB
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Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 3. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, choosing the right word in context, and answering true or false questions give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 3: * landscape, optimistic, significant * conduct, expand, increase * spectacular, stubborn, zest * deliberately, cherish, commence

A Word A Day Grade 2

Author : Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
ISBN : 1596734086
Genre : Education
File Size : 88. 41 MB
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Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 2. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, choosing the right word in context, and answering true or false questions give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 2: * original, dependable, enormous * convince, attempt, combine * jiffy, hodgepodge, dynamo * tempting, enthusiastic, detour

A Word A Day Grade 6

Author : Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
ISBN : 1596734124
Genre : Education
File Size : 68. 36 MB
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Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 6+. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, and completing graphic organizers give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 6+: * vehement, promotion, fastidious * descend, endeavor, extricate * irresistible, jubilant, slovenly * whim, mesmerize, cavort

The Word A Day Vocabulary Builder

Author : Bergen Evans
ISBN : 0345306104
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 77. 30 MB
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Outlines a daily program for enlarging a limited vocabulary

The Reading Teacher S Word A Day

Author : Edward B. Fry, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780787996956
Genre : Education
File Size : 37. 59 MB
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From the best-selling author of The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists comes this hands-on reference containing 180 challenging and engaging lessons—one for each day of the school year. The book is designed to expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and help them become excited about the life-long process of learning new words. It can be used equally well for in-class activities, self-study, tutoring, or homeschooling. The lessons contained in this book are perfect for “sponge activities”—five-minute lessons to start off or end each class period—or for a supplementary vocabulary lesson.

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