My verbal score improved significantly with "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." Learning is easy when you're having fun.
Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
The recently published, "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." is a great holiday gift for teens and tweens. Parents, grandparents, friends and family shopping for a special surprise that is educational and fun will enjoy this innovative book.
"Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." pairs each of 99 recipes with a "fun fact blurb," a short paragraph about the recipe containing 10 vocabulary words that appear on all standardized tests given in middle school and high school. Each blurb is followed by a vocabulary match test and answers can be checked in the index at the end of the book. Students enjoy learning 1000 vocabulary words and improve reading comprehension while cooking simple, delicious, easy to prepare recipes. Families can spend "quality time" together enjoying cooking and learning.
Author Charis Freiman-Mendel wrote "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." as a homeschool project to help her prepare for the SSAT, the standardized test she needed to take for admission to traditional high school. Her verbal scores rose dramatically as a result of her immersion in cooking and words. She knows from personal experience that students learn when they are engaged, interested, and enjoying the process of acquiring knowledge. Memorizing lists of vocabulary, words roots and other conventional methods of standardized test preparation are boring and don't give long lasting results. Now that she's published, "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.," Charis blogs about food and words on her website, http://www.SATgourmet.com. She continues to use the process that helped her succeed with the SSAT, now that she's preparing for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
Cooking empowers kids to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. Interesting "fun facts" about the recipe engage their interest and involve them in learning words in context of the story. Preparing for standardized tests should begin in middle school because cramming doesn't work. "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." is a project that can facilitate word acquisition over a sustained period of time, offering results for the long term through middle school and high school. The book is an innovative and creative tool that should be included in the standardized test prep for every teen and tween.
"Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." has been featured in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" and numerous other journals, newpapers, blogs, and on radio and television. This unique teaching tool is available for sale through Amazon and other online booksellers.
It's never too soon to make learning a family affair. This holiday season, choose "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." for the teens and tweens on your shopping list, and set aside time to start a new family tradition of educational fun.
Contact Charis through http://www.SATgourmet.com or Charis(at)SATgourmet(dot)com.