Michael Greenberg Painless Vocabulary

ISBN 13: 9781439530917

Painless Vocabulary

9781439530917: Painless Vocabulary

This fun-filled guide to learning vocabulary replaces the fear with fun! Students will learn the meanings of new words by seeing them used in amusing contexts, find examples of vocabulary for modern technology, learn Greek and Latin word roots, track progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. The authors’ main goal is to clear up confusion and pique interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which students can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble. Includes a new appendix.

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From the Back Cover:

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Really. This isn't going to hurt at all . . .
If you think that developing a large vocabulary means dreary and painful memorizing of hundreds of words, this book has good news for you. You can develop the word power that will help you achieve high grades--and enjoy yourself while you learn! Each of 20 chapters introduces 15 new words, first placing them in a brief, entertaining essay, and then discussing their meanings and the ways they can be used. "Brain Tickler" questions that follow challenge your skill at word definitions, and sidebars help you avoid vocabulary mistakes while you pick up interesting facts about word origins and usage. When you reach the end of this book you'll discover to your delight that your vocabulary has increased many times over--and your grades have also risen. Just as important, you'll discover that you've had fun learning!
For Middle School and High School Students

From the Inside Flap:

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Really. This won't hurt at all . . .
The thought of having to learn a lot of new words once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more!


  • Understand meanings of new words by seeing them used in amusing statements
  • Check out messages headed Major Mistakes Territory for extra help
  • Look for each chapter's On Your Own section and create your own clever ways to use new words
  • Test your learning progress with fun quizzes and "Brain Ticklers"

    And take advantage of Barron's FREE Painless Vocabulary app
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