Vocabulary Builder, PDF & Google Drive worksheet, Use with ANY text, Grades 6-12

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Laura Randazzo
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7th - 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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2-page PDF & Google Drive version (uneditable)
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Great resource for my students. I use it with each unit/story and it really helps them understand their vocabulary. Thank you for adding another tool to my arsenal!!!
I used this with my Year 10 students when tackling the vocab in The Crucible. It was a more engaging way than I used before and the reporting back process was very rewarding.


Add a little fun to your current unit with this easy-to-use worksheet that can be used with ANY reading assignment, including short stories, novels, plays, and even non-fiction/expository articles. Students just choose a word from the reading assignment they don’t know and then follow the simple 11-step worksheet to become masters of that word.

This 2-page file (includes both a printable PDF and Google Drive version) includes a blank form and a completed sample to show students, if you wish. The sample is from my students’ study of To Kill a Mockingbird, focusing on a word selected from chapter 1, but you could use this worksheet with ANY piece of text your students are studying.

Hope you enjoy this activity, which works with sixth graders through high school seniors. Please note: Students will need to have access to a dictionary (either books or online) to complete this activity.

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2-page PDF & Google Drive version (uneditable)
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
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).
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.


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