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Monday, February 7, 2011

New Review!!! SAT Vocabulary: Cartoons, Videos & MP3S from VocabAhead!

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About the product/service: As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received a free copy of SAT Vocabulary:  Cartoons, Videos & MP3S.  This book covers 300 SAT level vocabulary words organized into 30 units of 10. At the end of each unit is a review that using matching and fill-in-the-blanks to help the students remember the newly learned words.  On each page is the word, the part of speech, the definition, a cartoon, some sentences using the word in context, and a short list of the word's synonyms and antonyms. 

Purchasing the book also gives you access to videos and MP3s.
What are the pros of this product? It's a fun and easy way to learn vocabulary whether you plan to take an SAT or not!  :)  Also, it offers several way to learn the words in case simply reading definitions is not your childs learning style. 

What's not to like?  The book is geared towards teens, so some of the cartoons seem to reflect a bit of that "teen attitude." 

The Crazy Mom take: These are the kids of books I do not assign to my children.  Why?  Because if I tell them to study, say, the first ten words in the book, they will totally balk at the idea.  However, if I leave it lying around, they will inevitably pick it up and start going through it.  I guess I sorta go with a "leave things lying around" homeschool method.  LOL  Anyway, it worked with this book just as it has in the past with others.  I can't say they are now going around talking like they've been reading the dictionary, but I can't say they haven't learned anything either.  I know, not much info, but that's just how I roll with these things, and so far my kids have done well on the Language portions of standardized tests.  (Though we take the ACT here and not the SAT.)

Happy word learning!

What's the bottom line?  Available at Amazon for $12.95

I am going to give VocabAhead 3 out of 5 smileys!!!

Check it out!

See what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say @

*The Smiley System:

I can't really recommend this product.

I doubt this product would be helpful to many people.

This is a good product, but isn't right for everyone.

Most homeschool moms will find this useful.

This is great, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!

Disclaimer!!! I reviewed this product because I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I was given the product by the vendor to use and evaluate in my home so that I might share my insights with others. Other than receiving the product, which I kinda have to to be able to assess the product, I am not compensated for my reviews in any way. I am in no way obligated to give a positive review. I do try to point out negatives when I see them, though I am admittedly a pretty easy going gal! What you read are my honest assessments of the products I receive.

As with all products, you must do the research before buying. Please visit the the other crew members' blogs, the vendor websites, and any other review sites you might find before buying. I can't guarantee that a product will work for you. You must decide what will fit with your teaching style, and your child(ren)'s learning style(s). I do not judge anything other than the educational value of the products I review. I am not qualified to make judgements as to the safely of any product, and I make no guarantee that the products I review are safe for you, your family, or anyone else. I am simply giving my opinion; only you know what is best for you and your family.

Don't use your blow dryer while you sleep or take a bath. Don't read my reviews in the tub either, and please do not read them when you are asleep, though I do not guarantee that you won't fall asleep reading them!

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