Every once in a while I stumble across a curriculum item that I love so much that I simply must have every single level. Vocabulary Cartoons, by New Monic Books is one of those that I not only love, but highly recommend.
One of the challenges that we have in our homeschool is understanding the meanings of words. Since my son has Aspergers, he is able to read at an advanced level. However, I finally discovered that he didn’t really understand what he was reading. He could pronounce the words and even use them correctly in a sentence. But he had NO idea what they really meant. It has made reading comprehension an interesting concept.
I decided last year to concentrate on vocabulary and see if that would help. We tried several different curriculums, but nothing was working and we were miserable. Then we purchased the Elementary edition of the Vocabulary Cartoons books. He quickly began to learn the words and their meanings. He actually begged to do vocabulary every day. I was hooked.
This year, we have moved on to the SAT Word Power edition. We absolutely LOVE these books and my son is able to retain the word meanings. He has gained confidence. He thinks that reading these vocabulary books are fun. I think they are wonderful. The books are engaging and they make learning new words simple. In fact, we have already purchased the 2nd book in the SAT Word Power line. We just won’t do without these books in our homeschool.
There are 290 words in the SAT Word Power Book 1. There are also 29 quizzes to help reinforce the new words. The book is available for just $12.95
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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power directly from New Monic Books in exchange for this review. No additional compensation was provided and the thoughts expressed are my own.*