I begin every unit I teach with this universal vocabulary comprehension PowerPoint assignment, giving students at least two weeks to learn & explore scientific terms and have had overwhelming success with English Language Learners but diversify with choice to please my GATE students. I usually print the list of teacher choice vocabulary to the back of this assignment. Students have the choice of Science Flash Cards or Science Acrostic Poems to learn vocabulary terms. This Assignment includes a rubric and illustrated examples of detailed instructions. To eleminate rote memorization, this assignment helps students break down the definition into "kid friendly" terms or "own definition" from book definitions. I have adapted these techniques from AVID science conference trainings.