Electronic vocabulary flashcards, created by students and , are listed below and organized by units. Underneath the electronic flash cards are links to other study tools for that specific vocabulary unit - practice tests, spelling reviews, and online games. The following links provide study resources created by Sadlier- Oxford (the publisher of your vocabulary book), as well as other high school students who are studying the same content as you. To improve your vocabulary comprehension, I recommend studying the electronic flashcards, multiple choice, and crossword puzzles, but there a variety of tools and games on these sites, at your disposal, that you can use to learn, practice, and test your vocabulary skills.
Some of the best vocabulary study tools can be found on the Sadlier-Oxford site, listed in the front of your vocabulary book. Go to vocabularyworkshop.com and follow the instructions to set up a student account. If you struggle with creating an account or navigating through the site, please stop by my room during OP.
This Sadlier-Oxford site provides students with multiple choice practice questions, as well as games such as crosswords and hangman. Since the vocabulary word lists have changed over the years, make sure you also look at the words from your book to check that all of the terms match up with your unit.
For more vocabulary review activities - synonym, antonym, spelling, sentence completion, and pronunciation - visit this practice test homepage and select the unit you want to study. The links in this site are based off of the old vocabulary book, so check to make sure that the unit you are studying contains all of the words from the 2013 version of Shostak - unit 11 has a word change in the newest edition. To get more practice on defining and identifying parts of speech, check out the following links.
:If you are struggling with the stress marks part of your vocabulary quizzes, check out the following sites to learn the rules of word stress placement. As you read over the rules, check them against your vocabulary words for the specific unit you are studying. Although there are rules that will help you identify the stressed syllables in words, there are always exceptions to the rules in the English language. English Club Word Stress Rules Linguapress Word Stress Rules Scribd Word Stress Rules
When determining the parts of speech of a word, learn these suffix rules:
Throughout the course of the year, we will focus on the morphemic structure of words. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a morpheme is "a grammatical element such as a prefix, suffix, preposition, conjunction, or stress pattern... in a linguistic system." In short, words can be broken down into parts, each of which contains a meaning. When these parts are combined into a word, that word takes on the meaning of its parts. For instance, anthropology is derived from anthropos meaning man and ology meaning study of. Therefore, the basic meaning of anthropology is the study of man. In the following activities you will research prefixes, roots, and suffixes in order to create your own words. Once you have created your words, peers from class will use their knowledge and resources to figure out their meanings and write sentences. Check out the following links to learn about common morphemes.
Greek and Latin Roots - This Wikipedia page contains an extensive list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Use this resource as a starting point, but make sure that you reference other links and check your information with other reliable sources.