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Another BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

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

Offer Expires 04-30-2014 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Special Notice: Language Arts Month Bonus! For every order placed for Words and Their Stories during the month of April, you'll also receive a FREE Words and Their Stories Homeschool Poster Set that you can download and print at home - see details below!
 
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!!

What's more, for every order placed in April as part of Language Arts Month, you'll receive specially created downloads of the Words and Their Stories Posters by Peter H. Reynolds (Founder of FableVision, Author and Illustrator) for FREE. These posters feature words and their derivations from Words And Their Stories. Use the 8 1/2 x 11 inch color posters to decorate and inspire a passion for vocabulary. After all, the more words students know, the farther they'll go!

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.

Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Scroll down for more information about this offer OR:
    • Browse the Words and Their Stories website.
    • CLICK here for a FREE TRIAL.
    • Preview teacher functionality.
    • Check out the Words and Their Stories Poster Set. Note: The FREE Homeschool Poster Set has been created so that you can easily download the files from your Co-op "My Subscriptions" Page after placing your order so the dimensions are 8 1/2 by 11 inches and not the 18 by 24 inches listed on the Words and Their Stories site.
  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

    In Particular:

    • 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.
    • Words and Their Stories Poster Set Fulfillment: Within 15 minutes of placing your order, links to download the Words and Their Stories Homeschool Poster Set will be posted to your "My Subscriptions" page.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $5.00 to help cover our costs of providing this service.
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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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I have used this with my 1st grade son, and I have nothing but positive things to say. I am extremely glad that I made this purchase. And I am sure that effects it will have on him is long lasting. It does not have any fancy scores, animations etc., which other sites might have, but the content is simply worth it.

I would gladly use it for other kids too.
Shyla, Co-op Member
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
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
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
I just want to tell you how pleased we are with this program. It is remarkable, and well worth the money. Congratulations on a fine contribution to education.
Dr. Chris McDonough, Principal, Hawthorne Country Day School
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
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 have used Word and Their Stories for three years now, with three children. (They've started at different times, it's taken each about two years to complete the program.) They have had fun learning many new words and their meanings. I have enjoyed seeing their vocabulary grow! Thank you!!
Carrie Y., 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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