Vocabulary Cartoons - A Review

We’ve recently had the opportunity to review Vocabulary Cartoons – SAT Word Power from New Monic Books. First of all, I have to say that this has been the most fun vocabulary program I have ever used with the boys in our homeschool. Each vocabulary word has a cartoon and a linking word or phrase to help remember the word and its definition. They have a great sense of humor, and having teenage boys, humor goes a long way to help them pay attention and remember.

The words are in alphabetical order and after every ten words, there is a review. The first part is a matching exercise and the second portion is a fill-in-the-blank with the best word exercise. There are a total of 290 words, so you could use as many or as few as you'd like each day or week - whatever works best for you.

We just cover two words per day (and review the rest of the words from the week), so my boys love its brevity. That also makes it easy to fit in most anyplace in our daily schedule. I write the words on the board each day and at the end of the week, we have all ten. It really is a nice break from longer high school subjects to have something that's short and sweet...and fun! And because it's so much fun, I would venture to say that they know the words from Vocabulary Cartoons much, much better than any other vocabulary program we’ve used in the past. Had I known about this before now, we’d have used it every year.

There is one Vocabulary Cartoons book for the elementary level and two of the SAT Word Power books, so you can get something for your kids, no matter their ages. I'll also let you in on a little secret . . . you may find your own vocabulary increasing in the process.

Check out what other TOS Crew member had to say about this book here.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of Vocabulary Cartoons – SAT Word Power to review. The opinions stated here are my own.

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