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Deal of the Week

SAVE 93% +
GET 400 SMARTPOINTS
on award-winning
vocabulary curriculum
Words and Their Stories
For Grades 5-12

SmartPoints Offer Expires 02-13-2016 at 11:59 pm Pacific

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.

What's more, this is a DEAL OF THE WEEK! Place your order before the expiration date shown above and you'll get 400 Bonus SmartPoints.

Note: The SmartPoints will be awarded at time of purchase. Check out what you can buy with SmartPoints on our SmartPoints Spend 'Em page and in our SmartPoints Vendor Hall.

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.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $5.00 to help cover some of our cost of providing this service.
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Words and Their Stories BASIC License ---- (1 Teacher + 1 Student)

Qty:
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

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 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.

Get A Clue software is a powerful learning tool that boosts academic performance while simultaneously preparing students for standardized exams.
Sheila Smith, Director, Gifted & Talented Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
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
We really like this vocabulary program. By coming at a word's meaning from various angles, it does a great job of giving a fuller sense of its usage. We also like that you can pick various levels, not just a specific grade level.
C. Walker, 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
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
We have been using "Words and Their Stories" for several years now. My daughter loves this program and I've seen her new knowledge in action many times. This one is always on our list and she'll be a freshman this fall.
Suzanne S., 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
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
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
We used this before, but we knew it as get a clue. When we found out it was now called words and their stories, my lids immediately asked me to get it for them. They love this program and so do I.
R. Lilly, Co-op Member
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