Vocabulary supplement to Grade 8 Pathway Reading.
This course contains 42 lessons, 2 pages per lesson, with lessons divided into 3 sections: A) match 20 words with definitions; B) use word list to fill in the blank; C) various exercises. Every 4th lesson includes a review section instead of section C. Every 8th lesson includes a test after the review. There are a total of 5 tests, found in the back of the book, which may be cut out and reserved.
The teacher's edition is a reduced copy of the student pages with answers filled in.
To the Teacher...
This workbook is designed especially for Amish parochial schools with hopes that it will enrich the pupils' vocabulary and open the way for better reading comprehension. Care was taken to keep the lessons and instructions simple enough so that the pupil will be able to benefit from the work with a minimum of teacher supervision.
Even though approximately 75% of the words introduced in this book are taken from the stories in Pathway's eight-grade reader, Our Heritage, this workbook can be used with any reading book. For schools using the Pathway Reading Series, the page numbers on the top of each lesson tell from which pages the words in that lesson were taken. We recommend that the work in this workbook be taken before these pages are read in reading class. This will acquaint the pupils with the words of the story and help them get a deeper meaning from the story. Even though the majority of the words were taken from Our Heritage, they will not all be found in the given pages. A certain number were taken from other sources.
Any word that may be difficult for the children to pronounce is marked with an asterisk (*) and the children should be encouraged to look up all these words in the dictionary for their correct pronunciation. Special attention should be given to such words in class.
Pupils should be encouraged to use their dictionaries when they are doing the regular exercises. However, following every fourth lesson there will be a review lesson which they should be able to do without the help of a dictionary. Following every eighth lesson a teacher can grade the pupils' progress by giving the tests found in the back of this workbook. (These tests should be removed before the books are passed out to the pupils.)
Even though teacher's editions are available, we feel it would be very profitable for each teacher to do the exercises herself in order to become well acquainted with the contents of this workbook.