Words Are Wonderful: An Interactive Approach to Vocabulary, a three-part series for grades 3-5, is a collaborative, research-based approach to building vocabulary skills. As students discover the joy and power of words, they learn that words are made up of meaningful parts - roots, prefixes, and suffixes - and how to unlock the meaning of unfamiliar words.Words Are Wonderful is based on research and state standards documents that affirm the importance of integrated and systematic word study with ample oral-language practice and interactive activities and exercises to build vocabulary and vocabulary skills. The series also emphasizes context clues and basic word elements to help students make connections among words and infer the meaning of unfamiliar words. A glossary of terms is included at the back of each book.Book 2 builds students' vocabulary skills through independent and collaborative exercises and activities on dictionary entries, context clues, portmanteaux, homophones, compound and hyphenated compound words, similes and metaphors, idioms, words with multiple meanings, synonyms and antonyms, prefixes, roots, suffixes, and analogies. The selections are drawn from science, social studies (historical report and biography), geography, stories (myth and fable), and poetry. This 24-lesson book is designed to meet state standards for vocabulary development. Every sixth lesson is a review. Grade 4.