This is an excerpt of a two week unit based upon twenty of the most common words seen on language arts standardized tests from grades 6-8. The words used here are conflict, most likely, opposed, symbolize, and views. Each activity is built upon the first three tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy (knowledge, understanding and application). Each academic vocabulary word is defined in simpler terms that the students can recognize. This unit has been successful with ELLs and the general population. To support Spanish speakers, translations of each word are provided.
Each lesson is broken into sections of five words. Using the Cornell Note Taking Style, students are introduced to the term, given an example, and meaning of the word in a clozed style. Each lesson includes: notes, practice page, and quiz. As the terms increase quizzes combine previous words. This unit includes: teacher lesson plans, full list of words with definitions, examples, and meanings, notes, practice pages, quizzes and test, along with answer keys for all material.