Vocabulary

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Don't Sound Like Ned and the First Reader.

Hey! Get fired up! It's vocab time! I'm not sure if you knew this, but increasing your personal vocabulary is critical to your success. How do you expect to land your dream job as a TV Sports Analyst if you speak like a ten year old? Answer: NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Continuous vocabulary development is also vital to your success on the SAT -- that little test you have to take in order to attend universities. Therefore, BUY IN NOW! Realize just how important vocabulary is, and work hard to not only learn, but USE these new words.

Vocabulary Schedule

Each six weeks, students will complete vocabulary assignment, formative and summative assessments according to the schedule below.
WEEK ONE: Workbook Exercises - Unit 1
WEEK TWO: Unit 1 Quiz
WEEK THREE: Workbook Exercises - Unit 2
WEEK FOUR: Unit 2 Quiz
WEEK FIVE: Workbook Exercises - Unit 3
WEEK SIX: TEST OVER UNITS 1-3

QUIZZES AND TESTS ARE CUMULATIVE, MEANING THAT THEY WILL COVER WORDS AND GRAMMAR SKILLS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS. YOU CANNOT JUST CRAM & FORGET.

MRS. FLORES' EXPECTATIONS

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1. ASSIGNMENTS: Students are expected to answer the COMPLETING THE SENTENCE, SYNONYMS and ANTONYMS exercises independently in the vocabulary book. Occasionally Mrs. Flores will give students class time to work on vocabulary assignments, but most of the time students are required to complete vocabulary outside of class.

2. INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS: If a student does not complete the vocabulary assignment before we grade on Friday or does not have the work with him, the student is required to write out (handwritten only - no typing) all the sentences for the exercises.

3. ASSESSMENT PREP: Students should use the online flashcards at Quizlet.com and the resources and games available on the Sadlier-Oxford website to study for quizzes and tests; however, you can't stop there! To fully prepare for assessments, students should read these words being used correctly in context (see the first few pages of every unit) and write their own sentences using each word -- which brings me to my next point...

4. APPLICATION: The ultimate goal is for students to use these words in their speech and writing in order to completely integrate the new knowledge into their personal vocabulary repertoire. The result is that specific and meaningful words significantly enhance the quality of their message.

5. GRAMMAR COMBINED: Don't forget -- grammar skills are also included on most vocabulary quizzes and tests. For more info on those lessons, click HERE.

6. VOCAB IN CONTEXT: Students are strongly encouraged to take charge of their own vocabulary learning! Dictionary apps and online resources make looking up unfamiliar words incredibly easy. As students come across unfamiliar words in their reading or studying, they should take a few moments to look up the definition and add it to their personal vocabulary lists.

Thanks for being a great vocabulary learner! You guys are the brightest crayons in the box!