Sunday, February 6, 2011
VocabAhead - SAT Vocabulary, Cartoons, Videos and MP3S by Lafazi Publicatons.
Available online here or at Amazon.com
Well, I had the "perfect" tester for this one! My 13 yr. old, self-proclaimed genius, and astute vocabulary addict! (he tries to implement a vocabulary word in every sentence, just to earn additional "tickets" in writing class, not your average laconic teenager!)
Not wanting to be officious, I relinquised the book to him. He reported that it was written in an easy-to-read fashion. The book elucidates common SAT vocabulary words -with humerous and memorable cartoon illustrations. In addition, each page includes the part of speech, synonyms, antonyms and the word used in several sentences (for context).
But, the boon of this book, isn't even the book! You get automatic access to videos and MP3s of the vocabulary words as well. And, online we were agog - a free IPod Touch app. with "word of the day"! Well, need I say anymore... the 13 yr. old was receptive. He just saved enough for that precious - first piece of technology - his own IPod touch... I just skillfully manuevered VocabAhead as the first app. he accrued.
VocabAhead's key is the "full brained" learning approach. The illustrations and text create a "pull" for a visual connection, increasing understanding and recall. The audio MP3s and video make a "push" for the connection to be enjoyable and memorable.
The book is organized into 30 Units with a managable 10 words per unit, followed by a review. Use this as a full year vocabulary curriculum for just $12.95! Plus, implement the other components like the apps, videos, and MP3's and I guarantee you will have your panacea, and vocabulary study won't be lugbrious any longer.
I was sent a complimentary copy of this product, in exchange for my candid review as part of The Oldschoolhouse Review Crew.
See what the other Review Crew members reported here