This is a great book to help build vocabulary and help a child with synonyms and antonyms. The book also has various exercises to really help a child learn the words in different ways. It also helps build reading comprehension with the short passage and questions at the end of each vocabulary lesson. I have seen my child's vocabulary expand greatly with this workbook! Thanks Wordly Wise!
I thought the words and workbook exercises were good until i came across the reading passages incorporating the lesson's vocabulary into text. After attending seminar on the advancement of political agenda in our children's curriculum I was shocked to see several politically charged passages in wordly wise. They were written to elicit emotion to act in behalf of certain agenda and to persuade readers (who are our children) to feel shame if they don't support the agendas presented. One title of a passage in the book is called "Harvest of Shame" and promotes increased government agencies and unions. Beware of biased, persuasive writing marketed to our children but disguised as simply vocabulary exercises.