Expert Words: Use these words to write and talk about the workshop topic.
course (noun) Meaning Example a class or series of classes in a subject The science course I took made me want to become a biologist. Journal #1: In Language Arts courses, I learn how to_______________________ _________________________ _________________________.
extracurricular (adjective) Meaning Example connected with a school but not an academic class Extracurricular activities at my school include sports, drama, and student government. Journal #2: Three extracurricular activities in my school are ______________, ____________________, and _______________________.
Academic Words: Use these words in all your subject classes.
efficiently (adverb) Meaning Example in a way that gets the best results with the least waste of time or effort I cleaned my room quickly and efficiently so I could make it to the movie theater on time. Journal #3: It is important to work efficiently in class, so I will have less _________________________.
pursue (verb) Meaning Example to try to accomplish or obtain I want to pursue a career in criminal justice. Journal #4: I want to pursue a career in _________________________.
requirement (noun) Meaning Example something you need to do or have I took a yoga class to fill my school’s extracurricular course requirement. It is a requirement for all Language Arts students to bring their _________ to class.
strategy (noun) Meaning Example something you need to do or have My strategy for success in school is to make a study schedule and stick to it. Journal # 6: My strategy to beat the other team is to ________________________.
Selection Words: These words are key to understanding this selection.
memorize (verb) Meaning Example to learn by heart I had to memorize all the algebra formulas in one night, and boy, was that hard work! Journal # 7: I have memorized my _________________________.
varsity (adjective) Meaning Example the main team that represents a school in a sport I tried out for the varsity tennis team because all my friends from school were on it. Journal # 8: Our varsity ____________ team is the best in the state!