Words from the Ocean
Students read and define a number of expressions that have their origins in relation to the oceans and sailing. They, in groups, propose definitions for unknown maritime expressions and then vote on the most likely.
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The verbal and quantitative sections of the SAT can be a challenge for even the most erudite logophile. Prepare your test takers for the vocabulary they will encounter on standardized exams by providing them with a helpful list of roots,...
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