This packet is intended to be used throughout the entirety of the novel Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez. It features 60 vocabulary words from the novel.
The words are broken into chunks of five, and each one has the sentence or quote from the book, as well as space for students to write down the definition.
The second half of the packet is an answer key, with all of the definitions printed in red.
(you may use the definitions provided, make up your own, or have students look them up in a dictionary)
Here are the 60 words featured in the packet:
ch.1 mimic, compound, consul, hibiscus, omen
ch.2 traipse, dictator, proposition, contradict, embassy
ch.3 apprehensive, embargo, tension, creche, censors
ch.4 diplomatic immunity, cadaver, confide, endanger, tendency
ch.5 canasta, grievances, front, instantaneous, dawdle
ch.6 contaminated, disarray, sentimental, divulge, visa
ch.7 lingering, coaxing, curfew, dissident, liberate
ch.8 languid, composure, brandishing, grim, deserting
ch.9 denounce, ransack, uppermost, swarm, paralysis
Anita's Diary: conspirators, refugees, lecture, potential, simultaneously
ch.10 fragile, evacuation, deported, ambush, grief
ch.11 lackluster, abruptly, captivity, elaborate, misery
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