Category Description for Wordly Wise 3000 (4th Ed.):
Revised, with a 2018 copyright, Wordly Wise 3000, 4th edition is still the same great vocabulary-building program that many of you love. Word lists have remained the same in almost all levels. [Lesson 17 of Book 12 has a different story, but the word lists remain the same; and lesson 12 of Book 9 has a different title for the story, but the story is actually the same as in the 3rd edition and uses the same word list.]
Kindergarten and Book 1 are technically a 2nd edition although their covers match the 4th edition books. The copyright is updated to 2018, but there are no content changes in either level. The structure of the Kindergarten and 1st grade levels are a bit different. These vocabulary-building activities include selecting the correct picture in the workbook while the parent reads a story aloud from the Teacher Pack. The unique, two-week lesson plans in these beginning books teach and reinforce words and concepts in 20-25 minutes a day. Teacher Packs (which are a must-have) for K and 1 include extensive lesson plans, Concept and Picture Cards, read-aloud stories and poems, extension and challenge activities, blackline masters, formal and informal assessments for each lesson, assessment checklists and more.
Levels 2-12 are a mixture of new activities and those similar to previous editions. Older edition answer keys and teacher resources will not work with the 4th edition Student Books. There are formatting changes, as well, in the Student Books which have an updated look. Books 2 and 3 still have 15 lessons (10 words per lesson), and Books 4-12 still have 20 lessons each (15 words per lesson).
New activities include Rate Your Word Knowledge, which is a reproducible sheet found in the Teacher Resource Book to assess word knowledge before beginning a lesson. Using Words in Context is intended to strengthen a students ability to determine meaning based on context. Making Connections is to help students make connections between words and understand word relationships. Determining Meanings helps students understand word parts (prefixes, roots, suffixes) while reinforcing understanding. Completing Sentences allows students to demonstrate understanding of words by completing sentences. Vocabulary Extension is found at the end of each lesson, and focuses on just one word from that lesson in order to develop a deeper understanding of vocabulary and application.
Wordly Wise 3000 is now in partnership with Quizlet.com where students can practice their vocabulary for additional reinforcement with online games and exercises. Complete instructions to access a 12 month subscription is on the inside cover of the student book. Note: the code is invalid 24 months after the “printed in” date on the copyright page.