Friday, September 17, 2010

Vocabulary Cartoons- SAT Word Power Book 1



Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power Book 1 contains needed vocabulary words for SAT prep, communicated in fun and engaging cartoons.  According to their site, "Students learn hundreds of SAT level words faster and easier with powerful rhyming and visual mnemonics. In independent school tests, students with Vocabulary Cartoons learned 72% more words than students with traditional rote memory study materials and had 90% retention."

I don't need statistics (although they are impressive) to tell me that the use of rhyme, pictures, and humor help with memory and comprehension.  This is something I have discovered simply by having children!  Honestly, this is true of myself as well.  If we can learn something utilizing these methods (singing them out loud will help cement this even further), we can remember it much more easily.

We do not do a lot of formal vocabulary lessons in our home, preferring a more natural method of learning new words as we read, but this book inspired me to add a little "formal" vocab to our homeschool.  It's fun and educational at the same time- always a plus for me!

You've heard the phrase, "A picture is worth a thousand words"?  That is certainly true in this case.  Rather than try to explain how this book works, I will share an example below (This is from Book 2, as it is the only sample I have been successful at uploading).  If you'd like to see more samples, head on over to their website where they have several you can download and view.



Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power Book 1
contains 290 SAT words, complete with quizzes for review, and is available for $12.95.  If this sounds great but your kids are still too young for the SAT words, they have an elementary version as well.


*Disclosure: This book was provided to me at no cost, for review purposes. To read more reviews of this product, please see the TOS Crew.*

1 comment:

Guiding Light said...

ha ha ha I love your little coffee cups for the rating system...

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