Vocabulary List #1 is up!


Check it out on the Vocabulary page!

Eighth grade vocabulary words come in groups of about 12 to 20. The words are from or are related to the texts we’re reading, and they also often appear on lists of most common words on the ACT/SAT.

Your ultimate learning target is to make these words a permanent part of your vocabulary, meaning you can…

  • understand the definitions, part of speech, synonyms and antonyms
  • utilize the words correctly in written and verbal communication
  • know various forms and tenses of the words

Challenge yourself to use the words – in conversations with friends and teachers, your parents, and pretty much anyone else you want to impress! Use the words in any writing you do for any of your classes! And by all means, point it out when you hear the word or see the word not just in school but also out in the wider world.

I highly recommend the pen and paper flashcards on index cards, as well as online review games such as quizlet. Review vocabulary words daily. Every day, for even just five minutes, study your vocabulary words. Also, every day, try to use the words correctly in context.

Check out this list of apps and games to help you learn vocabulary words!

Please note:

  • Please utilize the vocabulary lists with definitions, synonyms, and antonyms that I provide you. On any kind of vocabulary assessment, the definitions, synonyms, and antonyms will come directly from the vocabulary lists provided.
  • If you look up definitions for these words, please use only the dictionary app on the Mac; do not look them up online. The definitions assigned and provided to you are from the dictionary app on the Mac.
  • Synonyms and antonyms are provided for you; they are chosen from the dictionary app on the Mac. You are responsible for knowing these synonyms and antonyms.
  • Do not try to find your synonyms and antonyms because the words you find may have slight differences or nuances that do not work.

We will SketchNote vocabulary words! You’ll find a lot of information and great resources on SketchNoting on the Vocabulary page.

SketchNote Learning Targets

  • I can creatively and effectively make a visual representation of a word, including its definition(s), part(s) of speech, synonyms, and antonyms.
  • I can use visual elements like images and icons to show that I understand the word with little to no help from textual elements such as speech bubbles.