Middle School Academic Vocabulary: Activities for academic language (+Digital)

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Limited vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary, can be a huge barrier to student success in seventh and eighth grades. In just 10 minutes per day, you can effectively build your middle schoolers' academic language skills with activities that focus on building a strong foundation word knowledge.

These simple, targeted vocabulary activities focus on Tier 2 vocabulary to help transition students from basic word recognition to application.


When used as a daily warm-up, it gives your students a chance to discuss and utilize academic language through the research-based format identified by Marzano and colleagues.

Easy-to-follow Daily Routine:

  • Monday: Introduction & part of speech
  • Tuesday: Define the word & create a non-linguistic representation (visualize)
  • Wednesday: Identify synonyms & antonyms
  • Thursday: Apply your knowledge through writing
  • Friday: Assess understanding & apply in context


This bundle includes 36 purposefully selected vocabulary words commonly seen on 7th and 8th-grade assessments and academic tasks, and daily practice scaffolds from identification to application and analysis as students build a deeper understanding.

Perfect for classroom use, intervention groups, or tutoring.

In this download, you'll receive:

Instructional guide with implementation suggestions and wordlist

Word cards for word walls or personal dictionaries

36 weeks of daily vocabulary warm-ups

4 Quarterly review quizzes to monitor retention

Answer keys for review quizzes

Digital student workbook formatted for Google Classroom

NOTE: This is a zipped file. You will need to extract the PDFs before use. The digital workbook is linked within the files. This is in Google Slides.

This product is also available for the following grade levels:

2nd Grade Daily Academic Vocabulary

3rd Grade Daily Academic Vocabulary

4th Grade Daily Academic Vocabulary

5th Grade Daily Academic Vocabulary

6th Grade Daily Academic Vocabulary

Want to learn more? Check out this blog post about Daily Academic Vocabulary.


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© Rebecca Davies. All rights reserved by author. These materials are intended for personal use by a single classroom only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. See product file for clip art and font credits.


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98 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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