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Update: Most assignments are now in Google Classroom. Additionally, as of 12-11-17 I am now putting daily assignments and vocab words (link) onto Planbook - Find it here.
Vocabulary Sheet - printable
Vocabulary Word Record - printable
Vocabulary Program Guidelines - printable
(Remember on the vocab sheet for date, put the date the words were assigned, not the date you do the sheet.)
Weekly word lists
These are generally assigned Monday and due the following Monday.
12-4-17 SAT week 3
(Vocab Sheet and quiz on 12-11 Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Pertain: Be appropriate to, related to, or applicable to the matter at hand (what is going on).
Squabble: A noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial. (An unimportant fight.)
Immaculate: Perfectly neat, clean, or tidy.
Atrocity: An extremely wicked or cruel act, typically involving violence and/or injury.
Adept: Very skilled or proficient at something.
Thanks to Darren T., Brianna M., Claire, Noah Vu, and Bennett for this week's words.
11-27-17 SAT week 2
(Vocab Sheet and quiz on 12-4 Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Accountable: Responsible to the extent that you must be able to justify your actions and decisions.
Fickle: Changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affections.
Extensive: Large in amount or scale, or covering a large area.
Premonition: A strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.
Camaraderie: Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Thanks to Darren T., Mustafa A., Brooke T., Cade Smith, Lola D., and Ms. Muhs for this week's words.
11-20-17 SAT week 1
(Vocab Sheet and quiz on 11-27. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Emaciated: Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or lack of food.
Extravagant: Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
Frugal: Sparing or economical with regard to money or food.
Prejudice: Preconceived opinion not based on reason or actual experience. (Pre-judge)
Incessantly: Continuing without pause or interruption.
Thanks to Darren T. (3 words!), Noah Vu, and Brianna Mahmud for this week's words.
The new words this week will be from "Tell-Tale Heart." They are on Google classroom. There is a study link here.
No quiz because we are having a vocab final on Tuesday, November 7th.
Practice links are in the next column over. There are 2.
10-23-17 (Vocab Sheet and quiz on 10-30. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Adequate: Satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity. Good enough.
Preposterous: Utterly absurd or ridiculous; contrary to reason or common sense.
Tranquil: Calm; free from disturbance.
Ramble: Talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way. Also, walk for pleasure; typically without a defined route.
Halfheartedly: In a way that lacks enthusiasm or energy.
Thanks to Maddie K, Brooke T., Noah Vu, and Georgia B--from last year, for this week's words.
10-16-17 (Vocab Sheet and quiz on 10-23. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Inconceivable: Not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally. Unbelievable.
Defiantly: In a manner that shows open resistance or disobedience.
Scornful: Feeling or expressing contempt or derision. (Contempt means below your consideration.)
Grovel: Act in a subservient way (usually with face down or bowing), in order to gain favor or forgiveness.
Impending: About to happen.
Thanks to Abbygayle, Cade, Brooke T., Noah Vu, and Totally not Claire for this week's words.
10-9-17 (Vocab Sheet and quiz on 10-16. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Subsequently: After a particular thing has happened. Afterward.
Coherent: Able to speak clearly and logically. Logical and consistent.
Feasible: Possible to do easily or conveniently.
Indignantly: In a way that shows feelings of anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
Surreptitiously: In a secret way because it would not be approved of.
Thanks to Abbygayle, Spencer, Maddie K., and Braden M. for this week's words.
10-2-17 (Vocab Sheet and quiz on 10-9. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Bewildered: Confused and perplexed.
Wistful: Deep and sad longing. (Think - heartfelt sigh.)
Serendipity: Occurrence of an event by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Ludicrous: So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusingly ridiculous.
Concede: Give up or surrender; or admit something is true or valid after first denying it.
Thanks to students from last year for this week's words.
9-27-17 (Vocab Sheet and quiz on 10-3. Don't forget the academic vocab!)
Advocate: To ask or plead on one's own or another's behalf. To stand up for yourself or someone else.
Reflect: To think deeply or carefully about.
Thrive: To grow or develop vigorously; flourish.
Exemption: Being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others. (You don't have to do it.)
Ignorant: Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated. (Note - it's not being stupid, it's not knowing--yet.)
Thanks to Ms. J for this week's words.
9-18-17 (Vocab Sheet is due 9-26. Quiz 9-26 also.)
Metacognition: Being aware of your thoughts and able to focus and control them. Thinking about your thinking.
Integrity: Your personal sense of honor and self-respect. Honest and trustworthy.
Perseverance: Keep trying without giving up, especially when things are difficult. Persistent.
Sustain: Continue for an extended period of time without interruption.
Literate: Able to read and write.
Thanks to Ms. J for this week's words.
Word of the Day
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