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

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!!

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.

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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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My 11-year old is a gifted, reader. We've done several vocabulary book series based on Latin and Greek word roots which he enjoyed, but we really need something new! Even for him, those workbooks get really old after awhile. Like all kids, he loves time on the computer, so I let him try "Words-and-their-Stories." He LOVES it! I require him to play 10 minutes a day, 3 days a week, but he spends far longer on it when he can, and even asks to play when it's not "school time!"

He is learning new words and making connections among words ...(more)
Angela, Co-op Member
We enjoy this program. My 10 year old used a word in context the other day and said that's a new word I learned from Words and Their Stories. We do about 5 words a day.
J. Lamphier, 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 product has been great for my high school age son. He's really learning the vocabulary words, yet without arduous memorization. He even called me in one day to have me read the derivation of a certain word which he found particularly interesting. This is a fun and painless way to improve one's vocabulary.
Margaret Ott, Co-op Member
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
We recently purchased our subscription to Words and Their Stories for our 12 year old son. He has absolutely loved it. The format seems to work very well for him. I have noticed a much higher retention in vocabulary than when we have used a workbook format in the past. The use of critical thinking skills in choosing the correct words has been wonderful. We will continue to use this program and have recommended it to friends.
Michelle K., 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
My 10 year old son absolutely loves Words and Their Stories. The program goes so much further than your typical vocabulary program that lists words with their definitions. Learning how the words came about really makes their meanings stick.

I am frequently drawn to look over his shoulder by exclamations like: "I never knew that!", "Wow, that is so cool.", "So that's where we get that word from...", "Mom, did you know...?".

I bought this as a supplement; however, it is so rich and deep it can stand on its own. The words really stick, ...(more)
B. Bradley, Co-op Member
My daughter, who asks to do Words and their Stories each day before her other studies, is having fun learning where words come from. I like the program because it ties in to our Greek and Latin root word studies. We will look forward to continuing the program.
Bev and Christie, Co-op Member
I have purchased this for my 10 year old daughter who is in 4th grade @ Fairfax County, VA elementary school system. She enjoys this product thoroughly, she told me "it is very to use, and fun". Thanks very much for coming up with a nice product. A big thank you to Homeschool Buyers Co-op, without their kind help to save us on the price.
Bala Kalimili, Co-op Member
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