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SAVE 93%
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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    • 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.
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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.

Overall my daughter really loves this program. She finds it easy and interesting to use.
I find the teachers dashboard frustrating though. I go through the motions to create quizzes, but never am able to actually have a final product. I am told it will open in a new browser window, but the same screen just opens in a new browser window. I feel it is important to write the words on paper to truly integrate them in a child's brain. I am disappointed I can't have access to this function.
Cheryl, Co-op Member
We have been using Words and Their Stories for over a month now. Learning two words a day. The program is fun, engaging and easy to use. It takes all of 5 mins. Both my kids enjoy and look forward to it and the method it is delivered is very memorable. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to increase their vocabulary.
R. Paige, 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 8 year old son loves the approach to learning vocabulary and it is such a well thought out program with a lot of customization abilities. I would definitely recommend it!
Amy H, 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 not just a vocabulary program; it is also a thinking program.
Joan Smathers, President, Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors
We love this program. My grandson is very good at determining the right word to select by the clues given (sometimes I miss it and he gets it right). It fascinating and amazing to find out how the words in our english language originated. I will continue to use this program and recommend it to others.
pBelcher, 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
We have used Words and their Stories for several weeks now and would recommend this product. My son has loved learning about the background of the words as well as their meanings. Discovering the history behind the word has made vocabulary much more meaningful for him. He loves the program and because of the design with "clues", he feels like he is playing a game. He asks to do a lesson and then complains when his time is done. He has learned a great deal and loves sharing his new knowledge with others. Our whole family has fun with this p...(more)
Casia C, Co-op Member
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