This activity involves 20 vocabulary words in the context of a travel journal from a student doing a gap year before college. The words come from a list of 240 words I created by cross referencing vocabulary which occurs most frequently on all 3 of the most common standardized tests. This material includes an activity to write your own definition, a matching activity (which can be used in addition to or instead of the first), and discussion questions using the words.
Reading level: 8th grade
Vocabulary level: 9-12th grade