Personal Dictionary

If you add one word to your personal dictionary per school day, you will keep up with the assignment.

That’s six boxes per day. The first three are just copying (Date & Word, Title of source, source Sentence). The next is the part of speech and the definition that matches the usage from the source sentence. Then you think of some related words you know. Finally use the word: make a picture or make up a new sentence, showing the meaning of the word.

Get your sentences from Books, Articles, Songs, or people who use sophisticated words naturally. (Dictionaries don’t have sentences, so they don’t count as a source.) These should be words you encounter naturally¬†in your life.

We had 10 research-related vocab words you should also keep in your dictionary. We may have more assigned words in the future. These are part of your personal dictionary.

When we do a project, there will be options on the assignment menu that are only available to those who do more than the minimum (one word per school day) number of words, so if you find extra words, add them. This is also helpful for any weeks you might get behind.

By Mr. Heyer

Mr. Heyer currently teaches Business Computing courses and is the Yearbook advisor at Goodson Middle School in Cypress, Texas.