If you have a family that loves movies like mine does, I have found a fun way for your teens to study for the vocabulary portion of the SAT, ACT or any other standardized test they might be taking. Use the Name That Movie! books with over 100 Movie Quotes and over 1,000 vocabulary words each.
Brian Leaf, owner and director of the New Leaf Learning Center, has over 18 years of private teaching and tutoring. He has created 2 books: Name That Movie: A Painless Vocabulary Builder: Comedy & Action Edition and Name That Movie: A Painless Vocabulary Builder: Romantic Comedy & Drama Edition to make it fun to learn.
Each page begins with quotes from a movie. Vocabulary words are highlighted. After you try to guess the movie and the scene, you are to define the highlighted words. Answers are on the back of the page. After every 10 movies, there is a quiz.
For Twilight Fans, you can study vocabulary through Twilight books. Brian Leaf has also created Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT, Defining Eclipse, Defining New Moon and Defining Breaking Dawn.
These books are also a fun way for parents and students to study together. Both parents and teens can try to guess the movie and scene and then reminisce about the movie, especially if they watched it together. Therefore the book has a third great feature – 1. fun, 2. education 3. family bonding.