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SAVE 93%
on award-winning
vocabulary curriculum
Words and Their Stories
For Grades 5-12

Offer Expires 08-31-2015 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Special Notice: Added BONUS! For every order placed for Words and Their Stories this month, you'll also receive a FREE Words and Their Stories Homeschool Poster Set that you can download and print at home - see details below!
 
Homeschool Buyers Co-op

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op Proudly Presents...

A good vocabulary is a hallmark of a well-educated person. It's also a key to success on standardized achievement tests such as the SAT and ACT. But developing a good vocabulary does not have to be a boring process of rote memorization. That's why the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to extend our GroupBuy for a teacher/student license to Words and Their Stories™ (formerly known as Get A Clue®), an award-winning, interactive vocabulary curriculum from FableVision.

Fun & Effective Vocabulary Instruction

For decades, vocabulary study has relied on memorization and recall. However, these methods can be tedious and ineffective.

Words and Their Stories uses state-of-the-art Flash interaction to transform vocabulary study using the WATS ("Words and Their Stories") system -- a vocabulary acquisition process based on inductive reasoning. WATS requires students to apply etymology and critical thinking skills (application, analysis, synthesis) in a sequential, inductive process to develop true understanding of word meaning.

Words and Their Stories applies the WATS process to general vocabulary study, as well as standardized test preparation and literature-specific vocabulary that is then combined with activities designed to improve reading comprehension skills. All products are delivered through engaging multimedia and are designed specifically for grades 5 and up, allowing both individualized instruction and self-paced study. Full assessment and reporting features are available and all programs meet or exceed both state and national standards.

Finally, vocabulary study that is fun and effective!

At Signature Co-op GroupBuy Savings

The Words and Their Stories Classroom subscription retails for $450. However, by joining this GroupBuy, you can get a Classroom subscription (for one teacher and one student) for only $30 -- a 93% SAVINGS!!

What's more, for every order placed this month, you'll receive specially created downloads of the Words and Their Stories Posters by Peter H. Reynolds (Founder of FableVision, Author and Illustrator) for FREE. These posters feature words and their derivations from Words And Their Stories. Use the 8 1/2 x 11 inch color posters to decorate and inspire a passion for vocabulary. After all, the more words students know, the farther they'll go!

A Note About Pricing: We benchmark our $30 price against the $450 price you would have to pay for a Words & Their Stories Classroom License -- which is what you are getting through the Co-op. However, we would like members to be aware that they can get a student-only license directly from FableVision -- without the teacher/classroom functionality -- for $30. Spend $30 for a student-only license from Fablevision, or $30 for a teacher/student license from the Co-op?? You decide! We do charge a $5.00 service fee to cover our labor costs of getting you set up with a classroom license, but you only get all the teacher functionality (see below in the product section) by purchasing through the Co-op.

Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Scroll down for more information about this offer OR:
    • Browse the Words and Their Stories website.
    • CLICK here for a FREE TRIAL.
    • Preview teacher functionality.
    • Check out the Words and Their Stories Poster Set. Note: The FREE Homeschool Poster Set has been created so that you can easily download the files from your Co-op "My Subscriptions" Page after placing your order so the dimensions are 8 1/2 by 11 inches and not the 18 by 24 inches listed on the Words and Their Stories site.
  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

    In Particular:

    • Fulfillment: Please allow 3 business days for us to process your order. When we have your subscription ready, we will email you with instructions. If you don't receive the email, simply sign into your Co-op account and look for instructions and a link on your "My Subscriptions" page.
    • Words and Their Stories Poster Set Fulfillment: Within 15 minutes of placing your order, links to download the Words and Their Stories Homeschool Poster Set will be posted to your "My Subscriptions" page.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $5.00 to help cover our costs of providing this service.
  3. Complete the order form below.
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Words and Their Stories BASIC License ---- (1 Teacher + 1 Student)

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Retail Price: $450.00
Current Group Price: $30.00
Current Group Savings: 93%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-19 $69.95  OR  5000 SP 84%
20-49 $59.95  OR  4500 SP 87%
-> 50+ $30.00  OR  4000 SP 93%
*SP = SmartPoints
 
This BASIC license includes access for ONE TEACHER AND ONE STUDENT ONLY for one year. If you have additional students, please purchase the desired quantity of "Additional Student License" below.

About Words and Their Stories:

For decades, vocabulary study has relied on memorization and recall. However, these methods can be tedious and result in low retention levels.

Words and Their Stories™ products revolutionize vocabulary study using the WATS™ ("Words And Their Stories") System a vocabulary acquisition process based on inductive reasoning.

WATS requires students to apply etymology and critical thinking skills (application, analysis, synthesis) in a sequential, inductive process to develop true understanding of word meaning. Delivered through engaging multimedia, WATS actually makes vocabulary study fun and effective!

The six key elements of WATS require students to:

  • Derivation: understand the "story" behind the word
  • Clue #1: apply information contained in the Derivation
  • Clue #2: draw upon prior knowledge
  • Clue #3: infer meaning from context clues
  • Clue #4: complete an analogy
  • Clue #5: analyze context to complete a sentence

Following each Clue, students receive immediate feedback that explains the correct answer and purposefully prepares them for the next Clue. After the fifth Clue, they are provided with a precise dictionary-style definition and a Bonus Word(s).

Teacher Functionality*

The teacher license has several feature of interest to homeschool teachers:

  • Drill down and find out how your student is doing in each type of word clue.
  • See scores for each level of the program.
  • Track student's improvement from Pre-test to Post-test.
  • See which words your student completed, and the points they earned for each.
  • Filter words by level of difficulty and/or theme, which makes lesson creation easy.
  • Add your own words to the program.
  • Create custom word lists to match curriculum you are studying.
  • Create printable quizzes from any list.
  • Take the Teacher Tour for more information.
* FableVision recently introduced a student-only license for $30.00 that does NOT include the teacher functionality.

 

Words and Their Stories Additional Student License

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Retail Price: $50.00
Current Group Price: $25.00
Current Group Savings: 50%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
-> 1+ $25.00  OR  2500 SP 50%
*SP = SmartPoints
IMPORTANT: You MUST purchase a BASIC license (shown above) in order to purchase additional student licenses.

PLEASE DO NOT purchase an "Additional Student License" if you haven't already placed an order for the BASIC license.

You must purchase a separate license for each student in order to track each individual student's progress and test scores.
Words and Their Stories Additional Student License

Qty:
Retail Price: $50.00
Current Group Price: $25.00
Current Group Savings: 50%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
-> 1+ $25.00  OR  2500 SP 50%
*SP = SmartPoints
IMPORTANT: You MUST purchase a BASIC license (shown above) in order to purchase additional student licenses.

PLEASE DO NOT purchase an "Additional Student License" if you haven't already placed an order for the BASIC license.

You must purchase a separate licensefor each student in order to track each individual student's progress and test scores.
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Comments:

 
<< Click ONCE only, please.

This is a good program. This will be our second year with it. My sixth and fifth graders find it easy to navigate and we have never had any problems with the software. The assessment quizzes placed both my boys in challenging levels but not so hard that they were discouraged when they started. This has been a good supplement to our language arts curriculum which is all book based. It makes for a nice change to do something quick on the computer. We just do fifteen minutes a day. I have seen an improvement in both of my sons' vocabulary use and ...(more)
Allison, Co-op Member
My daughter has just finished 4th grade and loves Words and Their Stories. She is a very verbal girl and reads every chance she gets, so her vocabulary is already quite large, but this adds another dimension. She asks to do it almost every day which says a lot!
Dawn, Co-op Member
The first word that comes to mind when describing Words and their Stories is, WOW! I have to be honest in saying that 80% of the vocabulary words used in this program, I have never seen before myself. That being said, my sons aged 10 and 12 LOVE this program. They love the game play aspect of it and they are always sharing their scores. Our whole family is learning right along with them. I am so happy to have discovered this program through the Homeschool Buyers co-op. I was looking for an interesting way to teach my sons vocabulary,and this is...(more)
Jocelyn Dorsey, Co-op Member
My kids love the visual design of Words and Their Stories. It's a fun way to learn vocabulary. I like that they are motivated to work on it by themselves.
Deb, Co-op Member
This program is a great way to learn the derivative of words. Some of the questions do not seem relevant to the word given, but my 12 year old son likes using the program and is improving his vocabulary.
Vikki, Co-op Member
Once my son got the hang of the program, he really enjoyed it. He is NOT the kind of kid that does well with traditional vocabulary programs - you know, write the words and their definitions, then use them in a sentence. Get-a-Clue is very clever in how it presents the different parts of the definitions with contextual clues, all leading up to the complete definition. I do have some question over how much he will retain, but it\'s definitely one of the better ways I\'ve seen to \"do\" vocabulary.
Robin A., Co-op Member
I am so sad to see you only want positive feedback. My comments have never been posted. The program is a good one, but they need to correct many, many grammar errors. For a program that teaches vocabulary to children, there should be no mistakes. I am sad that your company condones errors, by not including negative comments. Both positive and negative are helpful to buyers. But then I understand why you wouldn't include negative comments for two reasons: you might lose money and your own company has many, many errors on this very site. E...(more)
Candace, Co-op Member
I purchased this program to give my children a better tool for vocabulary building. They have tried a few trial lessons and I actually had to make them stop at some point because they liked it so much. We will be using this in the Fall as we start a new school year. I am sure I will not hear the groans and complaints I heard when they were doing their previous vocabulary work!
Katie M., Co-op Member
I just want to tell you how pleased we are with this program. It is remarkable, and well worth the money. Congratulations on a fine contribution to education.
Dr. Chris McDonough, Principal, Hawthorne Country Day School
My 16 year old daughter loves Words and Their Stories and so do I! I love that i can see what she does every day and what she needs to review. She loves that it's not just reading and memorizing words and definitions.
Anna Kinney, Co-op Member
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