Monday, February 7, 2011

VocabAhead

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Photobucket Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.  ~Maya Angelou

Or, perhaps, cartoons? Well, that's the idea behind VocabAhead Vocabulary Videos anyway.  I received the book version shown, which includes information to download videos and mp3's to your computer or iPod. 

The idea is a familiar one, add visual cartoons to SAT Vocabulary words to help cement the definition into the student's mind.  This one does not use clever rhymes or wordplays. It is simply cartoons with a definition and explanation and/or example.  The cartoon illustrates this example.

It's a great idea and there are many samples to check out on their web site.  I must admit to enjoying humor and wordplay more than simple sentences, but this may appeal more to those who prefer something a little less corny.  I like the cheese factor sometimes, this one is low on cheese.  That may be a better fit for the more straight laced high schoolers among us.  I just have a weird family!

If you're preparing for the SAT or simply enjoy vocabulary, you may want to head over to the site and view the many, many sample videos found there.  If you love what you see, you can purchase the book via Amazon.  There is also a DVD version available.



*Disclosure: I received the book at no cost in exchange for an honest review.  Check out the TOS Crew for more reviews on this product and others.*

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