14 weeks of vocabulary pulled from most common words 8th graders find in 8th grade textbooks and do not comprehend. Students must read in cursive, write in cursive, find the definition, part of speech, find the word in text (online or print), write their own sentences, and check a peer's work. I usually hand out one week's words, read them aloud, and give a little bit of class time on Monday.
Weeks are paired together, one quiz for every two weeks. All handouts and answer keys are included, as well as definitions. Microsoft Word and PDF files are included in the zip drive.