While the basic principles of word acquisition are the same for all students, many require a bit more help to tackle the demands of state testing
Smyrna, DE (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
This week, Prestwick House will unveil a new vocabulary program created especially for students in grades 7 through 10 who have difficultly learning vocabulary.
"While the basic principles of word acquisition are the same for all students, many require a bit more help to tackle the demands of state testing," says General Manager, Keith Bergstrom. "This program will help students not only meet state standards, but ultimately acquire the tools they need to learn and understand new words throughout their lives."
Through months of rigorous study of dozens of state standards, Prestwick House has found that a skills-based vocabulary program provides numerous benefits to enhance student learning, over and above other approaches. In the course of a four year program such as Standards-Based Vocabulary, the alignment of state standards and vocabulary practices can result in a measurable impact on student achievement.
"Standards-Based Vocabulary is highly focused on making sure that students are not just memorizing words from week to week," says senior editor, Paul Moliken. "What we've really tried to do through use of state standards is to provide a framework which ensures students are expanding the vocabularies they need to excel--not only on a weekly test, but throughout their lives."
Although Standards-Based Vocabulary includes the tried and true approaches, such as discerning word meanings through context and recognizing roots and affixes, there are innovative additions like recalling the literary, historical, and mythological origins of words, techniques that make this program unique.
Senior editor Paul Moliken says, "As far as vocabulary programs go, Standards-Based Vocabulary is easy for teachers to use and will get struggling students back on the right track to understanding vocabulary and enjoying what they read which is every teacher's ultimate goal."
About Prestwick House:
Founded in 1983 by a former Dover High School administrator, Prestwick House is a leader in educational publishing. With a focus on helping English teachers in grades 9-12, Prestwick House publishes the largest selection of literature teaching guides in the country, a line of classic novels, and hundreds of other educational products. Find out more at http://www.prestwickhouse.com.