Powerful Vocabulary for Reading Success is a program geared towards
Grades 3-6. For each grade level, there is a Student Edition workbook,
and a Teacher’s Edition to supplement. Each Student Edition has
four chapters (outlined below and in the following site pages). In these
chapters, students address and learn key meanings of words and their
importance in language. Each chapter stresses a different aspect of
word learning, resulting in the students learning to tackle a word’s
meaning in many different and successful ways.
An Effective Program Structure in Four Chapters
Students use syntax and context clues to determine the meaning fo
Words & Their Parts
Students use knowledge of word parts (prefixes, suffixes, roots,
compound words, related words) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar
Students determine the meaning of content words.
Words & Their Histories
Students use knowledge of word origins and derivatives to determine
the meaning of unfamiliar words. Students determine the meaning
of homo-phones and commonly confused words. Students determine the
meaning of figurative language and idioms.