Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary - Grade 3 Second Edition
Finally a vocabulary curriculum that is simple AND effective!
My daughter had a perfect score in vocabulary on her standardized tests this year. I am owing that vocabulary score specifically to your curriculum she used this year!
She loved using it. She thought it was actually fun. It kept her engaged. Her personal vocabulary has exploded in every day usage and it is obviously reflected in those scores – 100%! – Lindsey Stomberg
A robust vocabulary is crucial for the development of verbal and written communication and lays a foundation for reading comprehension and writing skills. Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary is designed to lay a strong foundation in bite-sized steps over 36 weeks for students in grades 1-8.
This simple, straight-forward approach to vocabulary building is easy-to-use and encourages independent study. The format is designed to be flexible — meaning you can assign more than one word a day if you wish to complete it sooner.
Daily Lessons & Weekly Review
Each week presents four new words (one per day) with a weekly review on day five. Your student will be asked to define the new word using a dictionary, use it in a sentence, and list synonyms and antonyms. Every 4th week includes an additional review using the most recent 16 words studied plus a short writing assignment (for grades 1-3 this is 2 sentences and an area to draw an illustration. Grades 4-8 require more writing). You can see the sample of the unit review for this level by clicking the button above.
Dictionary & Thesaurus
For your convenience, we include a glossary of words by week and order studied. Students may use either the glossary for their daily assignments or a dictionary. We recommend the Webster’s For Students Dictionary/Thesaurus set as well as thesaurus.com and dictionary.com.
No Teacher’s Guide Necessary
Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary is so simple to implement you won’t even need a teacher’s guide. Your child will learn 144 vocabulary words along with their synonyms and antonyms, as well as how to use a dictionary and thesaurus in an engaging and independent format. Just open and go!
- 144 vocabulary words
- Synonyms and antonyms
- Dictionary skills
- Thesaurus skills
- Learning to use new words in a sentence
- Independent study
There are two formats for the Vocabulary Cards that accompany each Volume of Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary. The first format includes the word, along with the week and day for easy reference, as well as the definition. The second card has the word, along with the week and day and blank lines for the student to write the definition. The Vocabulary Cards can be laminated for durability and used for retention and review.
Daily Skill Building: Vocabulary is available in 8 volumes: