Wordstruck is a vocabulary improvement workbook for prime university scholars (grades 8-12), students, and intermediate or complex English-as-a-second-language inexperienced persons. Our method of vocabulary improvement is novel due to its emphasis on analyzable observe constitution, i.e., English morphology, and on notice construction via effective affixation and sure and unbound notice varieties. In doing so, we train not just the that means of affixes but additionally their grammatical functionality the place appropriate.
Working via Wordstruck scholars will in attaining those goals:
•develop a extra refined vocabulary
•gain a deeper realizing of morphology and grammar
•develop a strategy to investigate new phrases they come across of their analyzing and listening
•employ reliable dictionaries (e.g., Miriam Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary) extra effectively
•improve their spelling
•raise their literacy level.
The first a part of the workbook introduces analyzable phrases containing effective prefixes and suffixes; the second one half keeps operating with affixes hooked up to certain and unbound observe types.
Each of the 11 devices contains:
•a pretest and post-test
•a transparent set of goals
•explanatory texts with examples and tables
The workbook additionally contains:
•a entire resolution key
•a titanic thesaurus on the finish of the e-book.
Because there's an emphasis on routines with a whole solution key supplied, the workbook is perfect for either self-study and lecture room instruction.
Unlike different vocabulary improvement texts that focus on contexts and the vocabulary utilized in these contexts (e.g., eating place, dental workplace, etc.), the exceptional function of Wordstruck is the focal point on morphology and note development in keeping with sound linguistic ideas. even though the contextual technique of different texts is legitimate, such an process has a tendency to disregard the advanced morphology of English vocabulary. although designed for college kids in highschool and ESL newbies, those linguistic rules also will support students, no matter if within the arts or sciences, pre-med or pre-law.
In Wordstruck we now have designed an easy-to-use textbook that would support scholars study the fundamental linguistic rules had to foster a extra complex vocabulary.
—Moira Taylor and Allan McNeill