Essential 11+ Vocabulary
Ideal for all 11+ exams including GL assessment and CEM Durham, this book provides a collection varied and stimulating texts, together with questions to help improve essential comprehension skills and build vocabulary. The passages include both fiction and non-fiction and they are designed to engage the reader and give valuable reading practice.
This essential book of vocabulary has been created to specifically help children build word knowledge and is an invaluable learning aid for children studying for the 11+ and SATs exams and is beneficial to children of all ages. A vital part of our use of the English language is based around having knowledge and understanding of a variety of words and their meanings and working through this book will help to build your child’s vocabulary. Research has constantly shown vocabulary size to be the best single predictor of language competence and exam success and our range of 11+ material has been designed with this in mind. Studies have shown that reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge are strongly correlated and limited vocabularies prevent students from comprehending a text. Researchers have found that word knowledge in primary school can predict how well students will be able to comprehend texts they read in high school. Experts agree that a combination of direct instruction of word meanings, discussions about words and word parts and encouragement of wide reading is the best way to help children develop vocabulary.
Vocabulary is without doubt one of the most important parts of study for the 11+ GL and CEM Durham exam and the style of this book has been designed to make learning new words easy and fun.