What John Saxon did for math, Frode Jensen does for English


Look what you get in this book

  • constant repetition for long-term retention
  • simple format to follow with great results
  • four reproducible charts of roots and affixes
  • a systematic approach to learning vocabulary
  • over 1,000 valuable words from basic roots
  • practice based on a proven system
  • daily and weekly reinforcement
  • Latin and Greek based words become easy
  • a complete package for individual or classroom
  • four types of exercises for each set of words
  • easy-to-follow pattern of instruction
  • little or no teacher input after the beginning
  • easy scoring and test methodologies
  • extensive word parts list for extra help
  • not a free lunch but a great meal
  • better scores on tests like SAT; CAT etc.
  • easy accountability for teacher and student
  • complete answer keys for exercises and tests
  • increased ability to intelligently guess new words
  • answers to all exercises included for self-scoring


  • how prefixes, suffixes and roots combine to make all kinds of words.
  • how to figure out the spelling of a word by the parts that make it up.
  • how to think in logical fashion about words and their meanings.
  • a few roots that give you the keys to hundreds of words.


  • the single most necessary ingredient of good communication: a good vocabulary.


  • your ability to read and understand as well as express yourself more concisely with these words.


ISBN# 1-886061-27-0


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Other titles of Jensen's teaching tools:

JENSEN'S PUNCTUATION: an unrivaled punctuation guide that teaches and gives plenty of practice. Systematic and easy to master, it's useful from grade six and up

JENSEN'S VOCABULARY: a thoughtful and systematic approach to learning roots, affixes, and words, this book produces excellent results on standardized tests.

JENSEN'S FORMAT WRITING: teaches structure and organization from the paragraph to the major paper. A must for all students, particularly the college-bound.

A JOURNEY THROUGH GRAMMAR LAND: a series for younger students in story format using experiential learning with illustrations and exercises. Great for remediation also.

SOUND SPELLING: a unique spelling method for grades 5+; all in one book and adaptable for life.

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