If you are reading Peak by Roland Smith with your students, you will notice it is rich with vocabulary that your students may not know.
This is a PowerPoint that includes nearly 100 vocabulary words, their page numbers and definitions, including some pictures when applicable. See my site for the free list with page numbers.
This is a great tool if you do not have the resources for students to quickly look up the definitions of the words on their own or as a review to make sure they were able to find the correct words.
I have two quizzes that include the first 80-90 words from this PowerPoint on my site as well.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.