This popular vocabulary series offers 3,000 carefully selected words from literature, textbooks, and SAT-prep books to instruct by using reading, writing, and a variety of exercises. Each 15 word lesson begins with an alphabetized Word list. Pronunciations, parts of speech, and concise definitions also appear in the opening pages. Each word is used in a sentence that clearly conveys its meaning and provides a mnemonic anchor for the word. Grades 2-12. In books A, B and C, developed for grades 2 and 3, students study definitions in each lesson and a sample sentence. In book A, there is an illustration for at least one definition of each word. The number of illustrations decreases in books B and C. The narratives follow a theme - book A is imagine, Book B theme is explore, and book C theme is discover.