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Vocabulary (voh-kab-yuh-ler-ee) -noun, plural = laries
  1. The stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons: His Spanish vocabulary is limited. Technical vocabulary is always expanding.
  2. A list or collection of the words or phrases of a language, technical field, etc., usually arranged in alphabetical order and defined: Study the vocabulary in the third chapter of your textbook.
  3. The words of a language
  4. Any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication: vocabulary of a computer
  5. Any more or less specific group of forms characteristic of an artist, a style of art, architecture, or the like
[origin: ML vocabularium, n. use of neut. of vocabularius of words, equiv. to L vocabul(um) or "word" + arius or "pertaining to"]

As a young student, I was once given a large hardcover children's dictionary. It was full of brightly colored pictures and had about twenty words per page. I was fascinated by the book and spent hours reading the definitions. Later on, I read quite a bit and thus gained a decent familiarity with words. Occasionally I would ask my mother the question, "What does this word mean?" And she would invariably answer, "Go look it up!" Sometimes I followed through and did, but mostly my lazy side would win out and I wouldn't bother to look up the meaning. While I did have spelling exercises, and I was usually required to look up the definitions of the words on my spelling lists, that was pretty much the extent of my formal vocabulary training. That background has proven to be perfectly adequate for my daily life, but it was a haphazard approach to vocabulary.

By contrast, a number of my friends learned Latin as children—or at least learned Latin and Greek roots. There have been several instances when we have together come across words that we didn't know. I had to search for a dictionary to look it up; they were able to make an educated guess at the meaning of the word, saying, "that root means this, and this root means that, so the word must mean something like..." How I covet that skill!

To be sure, we'll function just fine without learning word roots. In our modern age of computers and the Internet, we have dictionaries galore at our fingertips, and can quickly find the meaning of a word if we need it. But with so much of the English language derived from classical roots (many other languages are, too!), it seems wise to pursue knowledge of those roots. Therefore, nearly all the curricula we carry are root-based.

The main exception to this is the Wordly Wise 3000 series, which teaches a carefully selected list of 3,000 words culled from current popular literature and high-stakes tests.

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American Language Series - Phonics & Reading Guide
by Susan Kemmerer
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$5.00 $3.50 (1 in stock)
American Language Series K - CD-ROM
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$39.95
American Language Series K - Complete Package
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$171.56
American Language Series K - Reader Set
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$74.96
American Language Series K - Workbook Set
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$60.64
Analogies 1
by Arthur Liebman
from Educators Publishing Service
for 7th-8th grade
in EPS Analogies (Location: BLG-02)
$9.45
Analogies 2
by Arthur Liebman
from Educators Publishing Service
for 9th-10th grade
in EPS Analogies (Location: BLG-02)
$9.45
Analogies 3
by Arthur Liebman
from Educators Publishing Service
for 11th-12th grade
in EPS Analogies (Location: BLG-02)
$9.45
At the Farm
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$15.95
Book of Roots
by Paul O'Brien
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Memoria Press Latina Christiana (Location: B14-02A)
$21.21 $14.00 (1 in stock)
Building Your Vocabulary
by Marvin Terban
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Language Arts (Location: ACL-LAN)
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 2
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 2nd grade
in Evan-Moor Vocabulary (Location: B13-03E)
$23.99
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 3
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd grade
in Evan-Moor Vocabulary (Location: B13-03E)
$23.99
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 4
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 4th grade
in Evan-Moor Vocabulary (Location: B13-03E)
$23.99
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 5
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 5th grade
in Evan-Moor Vocabulary (Location: B13-03E)
$23.99
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 6+
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 6th grade
in Evan-Moor Vocabulary (Location: B13-03E)
$23.99
Dr. Dooriddles A1
by John H. Doolittle
from Critical Thinking Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$9.99
Dr. Dooriddles A2
by John H. Doolittle
from Critical Thinking Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$9.99
Dr. Dooriddles A3
by John H. Doolittle
from Critical Thinking Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$9.99
Dr. Dooriddles B1
by John H. Doolittle
from Critical Thinking Books
for 4th-7th grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$9.99
Dr. Dooriddles B2
by John H. Doolittle
from Critical Thinking Books
for 4th-7th grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$9.99
Dr. Funster's Word Benders B1
by Howard Black, Sandra Parks
from Critical Thinking Books
for 5th-6th grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$4.99
Dr. Funster's Word Benders C1
from Critical Thinking Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Dr. Funster & Dr. Dooriddles (Location: BLG-02)
$7.99
English From the Roots Up Volume I
by Joegil Lundquist
from Literacy Unlimited Publications
for 2nd-12th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in English from the Roots Up (Location: B13-03A)
$25.46
English From the Roots Up Volume I - Word Cards
by Joegil Lundquist
from Literacy Unlimited Publications
for 2nd-12th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in English from the Roots Up (Location: B13-03A)
$18.00
English from the Roots Up Volume II
by Joegil & Jeanne L. Lundquist
from Literacy Unlimited Publications
for 4th-12th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in English from the Roots Up (Location: B13-03A)
$29.95
English from the Roots Up Volume II - Word Cards
by Joegil & Joanne L. Lundquist
from Literacy Unlimited Publications
for 4th-12th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in English from the Roots Up (Location: B13-03A)
$18.00
Everyday Vocabulary
by Laurie Rozakis
from Doubleday & Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Language Arts (Location: ACL-LAN)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
First Thousand Words in English
by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright
from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd grade
$11.04
Fun in the Sun
American Language Series
by Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
from Mile-Hi Publishers
for Kindergarten
in American Language Series (Location: B09-03A)
$13.95
Greek & Latin Roots
from Creation Resource Publications
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: Language Arts (Location: ACL-LAN)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Greek and Latin Root Words Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Language Arts Flippers (Location: BLG-FLP)
$7.96
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 1 - Dictionary
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$8.46 $5.50 (1 in stock)
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 1 - Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 1 - Student Book
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$21.21
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 1 - Teacher's Guide
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 1st grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 2 - Dictionary
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 2nd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$8.46
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 2 - Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 2nd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$42.46
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 2 - Student Book
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 2nd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$21.21
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 2 - Teacher's Guide
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 2nd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$15.26 $12.50 (1 in stock)
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 3 - Dictionary
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 3rd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 3 - Set
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 3rd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$42.46
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 3 - Student Workbook
from Alpha Omega Publications
for 3rd grade
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$21.21
Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary 3 - Teacher's Guide
from Alpha Omega Publications
in Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary (Location: B13-02E)
$15.26 $12.00 (2 in stock)
Illustrated Word Smart
by Tom Meltzer
1st edition from Princeton Review
for 9th-12th grade
in Clearance: Language Arts (Location: ACL-LAN)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Introducing Word Families Through Literature
by Jennifer Coldwell
from Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Vocabulary Resources (Location: B13-03E)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Jensen's Format Writing
by Frode Jensen
3rd edition from Wordsmiths
Writing Curriculum for 7th-12th grade
in Jensen's English (Location: B14-00A)
$20.00
Jensen's Format Writing - DVD Supplement
by Frode Jensen
3rd edition from Wordsmiths
Writing Curriculum for 7th-12th grade
in Jensen's English (Location: B14-00A)
$25.00
Jensen's Grammar - DVD Supplement
by Frode Jensen
from Wordsmiths
for 7th-12th grade
in Jensen's English (Location: B14-00A)
$33.00 $20.00 (1 in stock)
Jensen's Grammar - Text & Answer Key
by Frode Jensen
from Wordsmiths
for 7th-12th grade
in Jensen's English (Location: B14-00A)
$30.00
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