Academic Vocabulary 21 with Activities and Worksheets

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Is the end of the school year drawing near? Prep your students for their university entrance exams with this academic vocabulary resource packet!

Whether you're teaching ESL students or native-English-speaking students, they need academic vocabulary. However, flat out memorizing words doesn’t work—we all know that. Turn your students into active learners by giving them the opportunity to speak, which will reduce “teacher talk” at the same time.

All activities are designed for use with learning definitions, other forms of the words (different parts of speech), synonyms/antonyms, and usage in sentences. While learning these vocabulary words, students will also be learning the reading comprehension skills (and test taking skills) of finding meaning within the context, look for clues with synonyms/antonyms, and using the part of speech to narrow down a definition.

✪Warning✪ Preparing the activities DOES take time. There is a lot of cutting involved. However whether you use cardstock or you are a laminating lover, you’ll end up with sets that can be used over and over again. Once that prep work is done, you’ll be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Recommendations for creating, organizing, and storing the sets are included in each resource packet.

▒HOWEVER, worksheet activities are also included for when you need something NOW.▒

This resource includes:

✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 2 building background handouts
✔ a handout with vocabulary, definitions, and parts of speech
✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 1 page definitions matching activity
✔ 1 page definitions worksheet (handout mentioned above doubles as an answer key)
✔ 1 page crossword puzzle
✔ 1 page answer key for crossword puzzle
✔ a simple definitions quiz
✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 1 page word scramble for spelling practice
✔ 1 page word scramble answer key
✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 2 page parts of speech sorting activity that has students looking at affixes to help them determine the correct part of speech of different forms of the vocabulary words
✔ 1 page answer key
✔ 1 page part of speech worksheet (uses same answer key as the sorting activity
✔ 1 page part of speech grouping worksheet with answer key
✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 1 page sentence cloze matching activity
✔ 1 page sentence cloze gap activity (uses the same sentences)
✔ 1 page answer key for the sentence cloze activities
✔ 1 page teacher's page
✔ 1 page a synonym + antonym building background/review worksheet
✔ 1 page synonym + antonym matching activity
✔ 1 page worksheet for students to write their own sentences
✔ my word map resource (two pages)
✔ 3 pages of discussion cards (18 topics/cards total)

This resource uses the following academic vocabulary words:
accumulate, affluence, elite, impoverish, luxury, nobility, prestige, privileged, prosper, working class


This resource was created for high-level ESL adult students but is also ideal for high school students.

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Academic Vocabulary 21 with Activities and Worksheets
Academic Vocabulary 21 with Activities and Worksheets
Academic Vocabulary 21 with Activities and Worksheets
Academic Vocabulary 21 with Activities and Worksheets