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 document that has two separate quizzes and includes nearly 100 vocabulary words. Each quiz is broken up into 4 sections of 8-10 words to match to their definitions so the quizzes could be given at whatever frequency you would like. I have them broken up by Moleskine #1 and Moleskine #2.
See my site for the free list of vocabulary words with their page numbers.
I have a PowerPoint with the words, page numbers, and definitions sold on my site as well to be used if you want to provide the definitions to students or as review to check definitions.
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.