According to David Coleman, President of the College Board and architect of the Common Core, the secret to scoring well on standardized tests is in the understanding of academic vocabulary.
So I went to my state's (Florida's) website and pulled out all the academic vocabulary from the test item specifications.
★ LAFS.8.RL.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.9
★ LAFS.8.SL.1.2, 1.3
★ LAFS.8.RI.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Our LAFS standards very closely mirror Common Core so these words are useful to anyone who teaches 8th grade ELA.
Each word is on a purple "card" and each definition is on an orange "card". I have included several ways I use the words in my own class with my word wall, a sorting activity, a relay game and more.
I hope this helps you get ready for your big test!
Thanks and Enjoy!
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