The first of the Amazon best-selling SSAT & ISEE Lower/Middle Vocabulary Novels – books with a built-in dictionary on every page. The series focuses on vocabulary practice and is written specifically for the SSAT & ISEE Lower/Middle tests.
Claire and Ben are ordinary schoolchildren. Life is predictable ... until one day when everything changes–forever. Claire finds a mysterious letter asking her to travel to a strange place, alone. Her sister is in danger. She must take Jack the dog and not tell anyone, even Ben. Little does she know that she’s about to become entangled in a world of ancient legends, guided by twelfth-century knights who should, ordinarily, be long dead. Knights who wear trainers, pilot planes, perform martial arts, and manipulate time, yet they need her help.Look Inside
On every page, key words are in bold, and each has a correlating footnote with a concise definition. The words are defined using the context in which they appear in the text, and definitions are as child-friendly as possible.
Chosen key words are defined only once, when they first appear in the story. Synonyms and antonyms are also provided, and these can be directly swapped into the text to further build vocabulary, although some words do not have antonyms if they do not exist. The vocabulary becomes more complex as the story progresses and then eases in the latter chapters.
A broad vocabulary is crucial for academic success. If possible, start early and take it slowly. This spacious A4 notebook contains hundreds of tailor-made spaces for children to write their own personalised but accurate definitions along with synonyms and antonyms and a fun or memorable sentence to help the new words stick.Look Inside
This Workbook assists children in developing and consolidating a range of skills, including writing, comprehension, spelling, punctuation, grammar, reasoning, and vocabulary (includes a removable marking guide and writing checklists for students’ self-assessment).
For each chapter, there is a Short Writing Task, a Long Writing Task, and a Comprehension. Certain chapters contain extension/scholarship questions.Look Inside (UK version)