100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know (Complete Words 1-10) INTRODUCTORY SHEET, QUIZ and KEY
I have used the "100 Words" titles in my classroom for several years with much success for so many reasons:
1. the actual book, available from Houghton Mifflin, is sold as both a paper copy and an electronic copy, each at well under $10, making it an ideal resource for students. The assignment is also completely accessible to students who don't purchase the book itself, since the words can be found in any paper or online dictionary.
2. these real-life words appear in everyday communications; in addition, many students have reported to me that they've seen the words on the PSAT and the SAT. It does a teacher's heart good when a student says, "I knew the answer to that because we had that word in this class!"
3. having your own set of vocabulary lessons makes it easier for you in a time when schools are cutting back on book purchases and paper resources. You can take this with you anywhere, to any school, and if you switch grade levels, the words are still applicable to students in grades 9 - 12.
This first unit contains:
1. The INTRODUCTORY page, which I use to outline the assignment, why we're doing it, and what I expect. For each 10 words, students create a chart that lists the word, definition, part of speech, antonym, synonym, etymology, and original sentence. The introductory page also lists all 100 words that will be part of the unit, as well as a blank chart that allows you to fill in when the actual assignments are due and when the test will be on those assignments.
2. QUIZ #1. 20 questions, which include 10 spelling, 5 definition and 5 word-in-context sentences. Subsequent quizzes will contain 25 words, since future quizzes each contain five words from PREVIOUS units to keep the material fresh.
3. An ANSWER KEY
This is for the first 10 words in the book (abjure through chicanery). Each unit consists of 10 words.. By the end of the unit, students will have a firm working knowledge of 100 words.
If you have any questions regarding implementing this vocabulary unit in your classroom, please don't hesitate to contact me. Happy vocabulary!