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Junior Skill Builders

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Junior skill builders : word power in 15 minutes a day.—1st ed.
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1. Vocabulary—Study and teaching (Secondary)—Juvenile literature. I.
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Introduction

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Pretest

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SECTION 1: TOOLS FOR BUILDING WORD POWER

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Lesson 1: Why Work on Your Vocabulary?
• Five important reasons to improve your vocabulary
• Sample questions to measure your strengths and weaknesses
• Set goals for increasing your word power

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Lesson 2: Tools and Techniques for Learning New Words
• Useful resources for vocabulary building
• Which dictionary should you use?
• Why you should keep a personal word book
• Beware the dangerous thesaurus!

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Lesson 3: Use a Word’s Context to Figure Out Its Meaning
• How to figure out a word’s meaning without a dictionary
• New words: Use them or lose them!

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Lesson 4: Create Meaning from Connotations
• Learn how a single word can have many meanings
• Mean what you say

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Lesson 5: Understanding Word Parts
• Learn how to take words apart to figure out their meanings
• Common prefixes and suffixes to build your word power

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Lesson 6: Take Words Down to Their Roots
• Learn common word roots that will increase your vocabulary
• How ancient Latin and Greek words influence modern
English words

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Lesson 7: Mnemonics: Codes to Help You Spell Words
• Memory aids to help you spell better
• Tricks for remembering difficult ideas

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Lesson 8: Synonyms and Antonyms: Similars and Opposites
• How to find the single right word among the many that
might do
• Knowing how the opposite word can help you

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Lesson 9: Which Is the Right Word?
• Clearing up the confusion between similar-sounding w...
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