Books in the Vocabulary Mastery series provide students with the vocabulary they will encounter most frequently in their academic endeavors and help to enrich their understanding of a culture. Theme-based units familiarize students with some high interest aspects of American culture, history, and famous people and events: business, the civil rights movement, baseball, the women's movement, serving one's country, and women in art.
Each volume exposes students to more than 200 different words of the 570-word list, with 90 words specially targeted in each book. Each unit contains three linked readings to promote narrow/intensive reading and activities that check comprehension, teach and reinforce word forms, and practice other strategies for learning the target vocabulary. Writing and critical-thinking exercises are also included.
Vocabulary Mastery 1 is available; Vocabulary Mastery 3 will be published in 2009.