This activity involves 20 vocabulary words in the context of journal from someone in jail. The words come from a list of 240 words I created by cross referencing the vocabulary which occurs most frequently on 3 of the most popular standardized tests. This material includes an activity to write your own definition, a definition-matching activity (which can be used in addition to or instead of the first activity), and discussion questions using the words.
Reading level of story: 8th grade
Vocabulary level: 9-11th grade