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verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading
Why Use verbalworkout.com?
An expanded vocabulary enhances academic and vocational success. After the fourth grade, most vocabulary is learned incidentally while reading. Verbalworkout.com increases that natural vocabulary development by reinforcing useful words encountered during high school and middle school reading.

Computer-assisted, pre-reading vocabulary assignments offer guaranteed success and provide a simple scaffolding strategy that makes reading easier. Words from the entire book or just part of the book can be introduced. Words are ranked in over 1000 books that are commonly read in high school and middle school. A word is ranked more highly when it is:
  • used more times in the book
  • more important to book comprehension
  • more frequently seen on SAT® tests
  • more commonly used academically
  • found in a sample sentence that is instructive regarding the word's common usage
  • appropriate for the book level (Students should have some familiarity with most words selected, but some are intended to be more challenging.)
Differentiating strategies are also supported through:
  • availability of extra credit assignments
  • encouraging students to do assignments for books they select to read independently
Computer-assisted and computer-corrected preview and review of top-ranked words is quick and simple.
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