I have often used this vocabulary worksheet in my own secondary classes. I have assigned specific vocabulary terms from the reading, or I have had students identify their own vocabulary words for this assignment. Students find the vocabulary in their reading, cite the sentence it is used in, make their best guess for a definition based on context, then check a dictionary for a more accurate definition. Students next write their own original sentence correctly using the word, and finally they draw a picture representing the word.
Vocabulary in Context
Teacher (High School)
I am a high school English teacher in Michigan. I have taught in my current district for sixteen years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University, and I earned my Master of Arts in English from Northern Michigan University. My husband of fourteen years is a high school social studies teacher, and we have three children of our own to keep us busy outside of school hours. Our children are high-energy boys who are seven, nine, and eleven. In our spare time, we all practice Tang Soo Do karate, and we are well on our way to earning our black belts. We are currently all red belts, the last color before black belt in the Tang Soo Do system. I also play flute in the local community band. I started playing when I was eleven years old and have continued throughout the various stages of my life. I have been a member of the community band for twelve years. As a family, we also enjoy traveling during the summer months. We have camped at numerous national parks throughout the country. We are always looking forward to our next adventure!