Don't just "do" vocabulary or just give a 'spelling test,' GIVE your students a real look at ALL the ways to approach words! Like the Pocket vocabulary (but more) this file give students tools to break down unfamiliar words and to truly become a wordsmith as they write. Includes, too, ways people earn money after truly learning to wield words.
Literacy.RI.8.4 (highlighted)Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4.a 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. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4.c 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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4.d erify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary). Additionally, see these standards applied below: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2.d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4.b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6