Vocabulary-building is emphasized through contextual exercises as well as a lesson dealing with how living languages work. Word-bank, crossword, fill-in-the-blank, writing, editing, and other exercises are included, helping students gain familiarity word roots. Test sheets are included at the back of the book. This second edition features updated fonts and other minor aesthetic changes; two-tone pages don't distract from the content. 121 pages, softcover. 8th Grade. 2nd Edition.