• Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
    General Information: Every week students will get 5 new vocabulary words. The words will be based on the standards, novel readings, and/ or SAT/ higher level words.
    Week 1 words:

    Determine- To decide or settle finally and without question.

    Subjective- Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

    Objective-  Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.

    Infer/ Inference- A conclusion reached using facts, evidence, observations, logic and reasoning

    Utopia- an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
    Week 2 words:

    Dystopia- an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice

    Interactions- communication or direct involvement with someone or something.

    Cite- Make reference to; to quote (a passage, book author, etc.).

    Analyze/ Analysis- Examining parts to understand how they work together to create meaning as a whole.

    Apprehensive- anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
    Week 3-4 words: SKIPPED
    Week 5 words:

    Surpass:to do better than, be superior to

    Advocate: Argue for a cause, defend, support, uphold

    Affluent: Rich, abundant

    Benign:Kindly, gently, harmless

    Boisterous: Noisy, loud, violent, rowdy

    Week 6 words:

    Magnificent:splendid in appearance, wonderful

    Meticulous: careful; very concerned about small details

    Neglect: pay little or no attention to; the act of not  caring for something or someone

    Obvious: easy to notice; not subtle

    Precision:exactness; accuracy

    Boisterous: Noisy, loud, violent, rowdy

    **Quiz on Wednesday(9/30/2020) over weeks 1, 2,5**

    Week 7 words:

    Sensory Language: details that appeal to the five senses (smell, touch, taste, see, hear)

    Descriptive Language: Words intended to create a mood, person, place, thing, event, emotion, or experience.

    Convey- make (an idea, impression, or feeling) known or understandable to someone.

    Integrate- combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.

    Sequence- a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other.

    Week 8 words:

    Alter:To make different in some way; change

    Portrayal:to depict or describe something or someone in a certain way.

    Interpretation: To translate, analyze, or give examples drawn from a text.

    Narrative: Writing that tells a story.

    Technique: a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.

    Week 9 words:

    Ambiguous- Having more than one possible meaning.

    Cliche’- An overly used expression or idea.

    Accumulates: collects, builds up

    Prominent: well- known

    Relinquish:give up something