This packet consists of 10 weeks of vocabulary aimed at helping students with critical reading and academic writing. Each week includes 8 words: 4 tone words and 4 vocabulary words (from released SAT vocabulary lists). Definitions are provided for each word. These 80 words are comprehensive, academic, and practical for AP Language and 11th CP English.
For tone words, students are asked to identify a synonym, antonym for each word. They must also provide a "less intense" and "more intense" word for each term so they can see how words must be precise and accurate to produce the correct connotation.
For vocabulary words, students are asked to identify and define the root word for each word, provide a synonym and antonym, and list words in the word family so they become more familiar with using the terms in different parts of speech.