This is a great beginning of the year list that I give to my students as a quick assessment to make sure that they can use certain academic vocabulary in a classroom context. I also hand it out to the 7th graders as a summer assignment so I can have it on the first day of school. This is actually one of my best assessments to see if kids are responsible in their work.
I have used this as a general assessment for all of my students, but especially for my Special Ed students, who often have many gaps in their understanding of this list.
I have left this in a Doc format so you can customize it for your students! Please contact me with any questions that you may have.