Vocabulary Standards O 8.L.6 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. O 8.L.4. 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. O 8.L.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. O 8.L.4.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede). O 8.L.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. O 8.L.4.d 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). O 8.L.2.c Spell correctly.
O Throughout the year you will complete FOUR dictionaries. O The due dates are as follows: O Personality – October 1 st O Emoji – December 11 th O Sport/Team – March 4 th O Favorites – May 6 th
Personality O Create a dictionary with words that describe your personality. You must use a different word for each letter of your first and last name. Your dictionary should include: 1. The definition of the word. 2. The connection to your personality. 3. A picture that represents that word.
Emoji O For each letter of the alphabet: 1. Draw an emoji that starts with that letter. 2. Explain the meaning of the emoji. 3. Write a text message – in a complete sentence – using the emoji.
Sports/Sports Team O Create a dictionary using the name of your favorite sport or sports team. For each letter, come up with one word that describes your favorite or is a term from that sport Include: 1. The definition of the word. 2. A sentence using the word. 3. A picture or image that represents that word.
Favorite Song/Book/TV Program/Movie O Create a dictionary using the name of your favorite song/book/TV program/movie. For each letter, come up with one word that describes your favorite song/book/TV program/movie. Include: 1. The definition of the word. 2. The connection to your favorite song/book/TV program/movie. 3. A picture that represents that word.